The South Coast Brekkie Wrap | Friday, November 18, 2016
Good morning here’s your headlines from around regional Australia and beyond. Scroll down and refresh for weather, road reports and more.
7.50am: That’s a wrap for this morning. Remember to check in on your local paper’s website for breaking news throughout the day.
7.48am: A new date, new event and new site highlight this year’s popular Splash and Dash Festival.
The 2016 installment of the annual festival will also revert to a single-day format, with organisers moving to the earlier summer date of December 18.
7.45am: Police are appealing for help to find elderly man last seen Moruya on Wednesday afternoon. Full story.
7.20am: Now this is a serious concrete pour.
A four-million-litre water reservoir being built near Bermagui is getting bigger by the day with four sections of concrete now poured. Find out more.
7.10am: Paramedics have been left disgusted and outraged by the theft of a fallen colleague’s bush memorial.
A bronze plaque at Bridal Veil Falls at Robertson paid tribute to intensive care paramedic Michael Wilson, who was killed on Christmas Eve 2011 as he attempted to pull a stricken canyoner to safety. Read on.
South Coast weather
Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Winds W/NW 20 to 30 km/h tending W/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then tending SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 29 to 35.
Roads and rail
For those hitting the road this morning we’ve got a clear run so far. Good news for train commuters, there are no delays on the South Coast line.
State of the nation
Melbourne featured in new Islamic State video
VIC: Melbourne Airport, a Qantas passenger jet and St Paul’s Cathedral have been included in a new Islamic State propaganda video. Read on.
Greg Norman helped Malcolm Turnbull skip world leader queue to Donald Trump
NATIONAL: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull was able to jump the queue to speak to President-elect Donald Trump before other world leaders after Greg “The Shark” Norman was persuaded to pass on his golfing buddy’s personal mobile number. Read on.
Coles and Woolworths stand by $1 milk
NATIONAL: Retail giants stood by their $1 per litre milk campaign at the senate inquiry hearing into the dairy industry on Tuesday. Read on.
1000 words from around the globe
1.1 million Australian want more hours
NATIONAL: A record 1.1 million workers want more hours but can’t get them.
Figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal a record 8.7 per cent of people with a job are now officially classified as “underemployed”. Read on.
Forget Bill Leak, think of indigenous women instead
NATIONAL: Former Arnhem Land senior solicitor Josephine Cashman has slammed the outward looking nature of Australia’s bureaucrats and urged policy makers work to ensure Aboriginal lives matter by prioritising the issue of domestic violence in indigenous communities. Read on.
A look at the weather
A cold front and trough are bringing strong winds, showers and the odd storm to TAS and VIC, whilst triggering thunderstorms over parts of the NT, SA and eastern WA. The remainder of WA, NSW and QLD are mostly clear and dry under high pressure.Check out the national weather radar here.
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