"She was really loved." Police investigating after woman's body found in Perth home, & more in News in 5.

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1. “She was really loved.” Police investigating after woman’s body found in Perth home.

In the early hours of Sunday, a 32-year-old woman’s body was found in her north Perth home.

Western Australian Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

According to Nine News Perth, relatives found the body of Jessica Bairnsfather-Scott in Nollamara after she sent them a picture of a car crash earlier on Saturday, sparking concern for the family.

A car crash in Belmont on Saturday is understood to be connected to the suspected homicide, 10 News First reports.

“Her husband was saying they were both fine but he wouldn’t let us speak to my sister and we knew something was up and kept on trying to call,” Jessica’s sister told Nine News Perth on Sunday.

It is understood a family member broke through the roof to find the body.

“We are a really close family,” the sister told media. “She was really loved.”

2. “Infanticide on demand.” Tony Abbott attends anti-abortion rally in Sydney.

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has appeared at a Sydney anti-abortion rally ahead of a NSW upper house vote on draft abortion decriminalisation legislation, labelling the bill “infanticide on demand”.

Upper house MPs will this week consider a raft of proposed amendments on the bill to take abortion out of the criminal code.

The Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 allows terminations up to 22 weeks, as well as later abortions if two doctors considering all the circumstances agree the termination should occur.

The bill in August passed the lower house 59-31.

Mr Abbott, along with former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce, NSW finance minister Damien Tudehope, Christian Democrat MP Fred Nile and a host of Christian religious leaders spoke at the rally on Sunday at Hyde Park.

Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott appeared at a Sydney anti-abortion rally over the weekend. Image via Getty.

In front of a crowd of at least 2000, Mr Abbott accused the NSW government of putting forward "the most radical abortion laws in this country".

The bill is in fact a private member's bill put forward by independent MP Alex Greenwich, with coalition MPs permitted a conscience vote.

It is similar to abortion legislation in both Queensland and Victoria.

"We elect sensible governments of the centre-right to serve us in practical ways, not to engage in social engineering," Mr Abbott told the crowd.

"It's a licence for sex-selection abortions, a licence for late-term abortions. It's effectively infanticide on demand."

Mr Abbott also echoed other opponents of the bill in criticising the way it was introduced to parliament and the time available for consultation.

As crowds loudly chanted "stand for life" and "ditch the bill" and waved Australian, Greek, Croatian and Vatican City flags and posters with Christian iconography, Mr Joyce called abortion "animalistic".

He and other speakers accused pro-choice activists of chanting on Saturday "we will fight, we will win, we will put the foetus in the bin".

What pro-choice activists had chanted at Saturday's rally was "put the bigots in the bin".

"If you want to kill somebody, how do you do it? How do you do it? You dehumanise them, you give them another word. You don't call them a person," an aggressive Mr Joyce told the crowd.


"This is the slavery debate of our time."

He accused the NSW upper house of scheduling a longer inquiry on battery hens and koalas than on abortion decriminalisation.

Under the proposed bill amendments, medical practitioners wouldn't perform terminations believed to be for sex selection and would take all reasonable steps to ensure care for babies born alive from an attempted termination.

Those supporting the bill on Saturday wanted the amendments dismissed, saying many could "make things worse for women than they currently are".

3. Child found alive near dead couple in Melbourne.

A man and woman are dead after being discovered in a parked vehicle in Melbourne's east, with a child also found at the scene unharmed.

Emergency services were called to the vehicle in Nunawading about 6pm on Saturday night, with the woman dead and the man dying soon after.

A child at the scene, who was also believed to have been in the vehicle, was not physically injured.

It is believed the man and woman knew each other.

Their exact cause of death is still to be discovered but police are not looking for anybody else in relation to the event.

4. One teen dead and another three injured in NSW car crash.

A 17-year-old boy has died and another three young people have been injured in a car crash in Cowra in Central West NSW.

The incident occurred about 3pm on Sunday when the Holden vehicle left the road on Darbys Falls Road, crashed into a tree and rolled.

The teenager died at the scene, while the 18-year-old male driver, a 17-year-old female passenger and a 19-year-old male passenger were taken to hospitals in Sydney in a critical condition.


5. Leaving Neverland documentary, which accuses Michael Jackson of sexual abuse, wins Emmy.

A documentary accusing the late Michael Jackson of child sexual abuse has won an Emmy.

Leaving Neverland, which features two adult men, one Australian, saying they were befriended by Jackson and sexually abused by him starting from when they were seven and 10 years old, was named best documentary at a ceremony in Los Angeles ahead of television's main Emmy awards show next week.

The program, which aired earlier this year, 10 years after Jackson's death, was met with outrage by his family and brought fresh scrutiny to the singer's legacy.

Watch the trailer for Leaving Neverland. Post continues after video. 

Wade Robson told the documentary he just five and living in Brisbane when he met his idol after winning a Michael Jackson impersonation competition. In 1989, when he was seven he was invited to spend the week at the Neverland ranch where the abuse began.

Jackson's family and his estate have denied the accounts given by the men, calling them a "rehash of dated and discredited allegations".

Beyonce, whose 2018 Coachella festival concert film Homecoming went into Saturday's ceremony with six Emmy nominations was beaten in all categories.

James Corden's Carpool Karaoke special with former Beatle Paul McCartney returning to his Liverpool hometown won over Homecoming for pre-recorded variety special, while the filmed version of Bruce Springsteen's acclaimed one-man Broadway show triumphed for variety special directing.

The Simpsons won the Emmy for best animated series, while gay makeover series Queer Eye took home four awards.

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, the travel and food show hosted by U.S. celebrity chef Bourdain who died by suicide in 2018, won two Emmys.

In other awards, drag queen RuPaul won his fourth Emmy as best reality show host for RuPaul's Drag Race, and rock climbing film Free Solo, which won the best documentary Oscar this year, added seven Emmys to its honours.

The main Emmy awards will be handed out on September 22 in Los Angeles.

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