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1. Melbourne woman shot in the face with a spear gun.
A woman was rushed to hospital with serious facial injuries after being shot with a spear gun.
The 43-year-old woman is in a critical condition after emergency services were called to a residence in the Hallam in Melbourne’s south east at around 11.30pm last night, according to the ABC.
The spear reportedly pierced her cheek.
A 46-year-old man has been charged with intentionally causing injury and will appear in Melbourne Magistrates Court on Wednesday.
2. Eddie McGuire blames prescription painkillers for racist Adam Goodes gaffe.
Collingwood president Eddie Mcguire has claimed he was affected by “massive painkillers” when he made offensive comments about Indigenous AFL star Adam Goodes in 2013.
Mcguire suggested Goodes be used to promote the musical King Kong, just days after the Sydney Swans player was abused by a Collingwood fan who called him an ape.
“I haven’t really said this before, but I was on massive painkillers and crutches [for] an infection in my knee,” McGuire told GQ magazine.
“I was on heavy-duty painkillers, antibiotics and steroids.”
The 51-year-old later apologised for the comments but there continues to be tension between the pair.
“He said he didn’t know if he could be my friend again and that’s his prerogative,” he said.
“I’d like to think that we would be, one day, and that I prove worthy to him.”
In 2015, he then went on to describe Goodes’ on field Indigenous “war dance” as “quite aggressive” and said commentators like himself should have been told about it in advance.