1. Asylum seeker report
The United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees has released two damning reports calling on the Federal Government to stop sending asylum-seeker children to the detention centres. It singled out the Nauru centre in particular, saying it is rat-infested, cramped, and very hot.
The UNHCR report says that only one asylum seeker on Nauru has had a refugee claim processed in the past 14 months, and warns that a processing logjam may see asylum seekers stuck in the centres for years.
In related news the Asylum seeker family fighting to keep their premature baby in Australia were in court yesterday. For more information on this read this posts here: Asylum seeker family in court.
2. TV presenter with breast cancer
Some more concerning news for US television presenter Amy Robach who discovered she had breast cancer after an on-air mammogram.
Robach has revealed doctors found a second, undetected malignant tumour while in surgery last week.
It was only through the mastectomy that she discovered it. Her cancer had spread to her sentinel lymph node so she says she will have more treatments ahead of her.
3. Spying scandal
Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has spoken three days after receiving Tony Abbott’s letter saying Mr Abbott has committed not to take any action in the future to damage relations between the two countries and calling for calm on the issue.
Meanwhile, Indonesian Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan has confirmed the dispute with Australia has accelerated his country’s desire to source beef from other countries.
4. Tiger Attack
A tiger has attacked a trainer at Australia Zoo. Dave Styles, who has worked with this particular tiger since he was a cub, was grabbed and dragged into the pool inside the tiger enclosure.
He was bitten on the neck while in the water, suffering several puncture wounds near vital blood vessels and significant blood loss. He is said to be in a stable condition in Royal Brisbane Hospital.
The Zoo has reported that the Tiger is just fine!
4. Women’s sex lives
In a revealing snap shot of women’s sex lives a new report in the UK has shown a young women these days is likely to lose her virginity aged 16. The average female now has eight partners during her lifetime. They are also four times more likely to experiment with other women than they were two decades ago. But overall, they found that adults are now having sex less frequently than they were ten years ago.
Shockingly, the latest study also revealed that one in ten women have been forced to have sex against their will at some point during their lives.
5. Balcony murder
Accused murderer Simon Gittany is set to find out his fate today, with a Sydney judge about to rule on whether he threw his fiancee off a balcony.