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QUEENSLAND MAN JAILED OVER CAR VICTIM THEFT

Queensland man Shannon James Davis, who stole a dying man’s credit card while others were trying to save him after a fatal car crash in Hervey Bay, will serve six months jail.

The 28-year-old reportedly used the victim, Matthew Clark’s credit card to buy alcohol and other items.

He was accused to taking the card from Mr Clark’s wallet back on December 10, 2016, as he lay dying from car crash injuries north of Brisbane.

The police called it a “disgusting and callous act”.

Senior Sergeant Michael Polit told News.com.au - 

“Whilst two other persons present were performing CPR on the victim, (the accused) have located the victim’s wallet lying next to him on the road and stolen his credit card from within the wallet.

“It doesn’t appear that they’ve made any effort at all to assist the victim or the persons trying to valiantly save his life.”

NSW PREMIER MIKE BAIRD HAS RESIGNED

Breaking news in NSW this morning as Mike Baird retires from his gig as Premier.

He posted a statement to Twitter, saying it had “been an honour” to serve.

Full story here.

NICK KYRGIOS’S SAD AND CONFUSED PRESS CONFERENCE

Nick Kyrgios has made headlines this morning after a frank post-game press conference last night.

Off the back of an on-court meltdown, the 21-year-old fallen golden boy explained how he wasn’t in the right physical state to perform, and announced he was likely to pull out of his doubles match with Dan Evans.

He then went on to agree it was actually his mental state holding him back from his potential.

Full story here.

NICK KYRGIOS

IMAGE | TWITTER | @AUSTRALIANOPEN

 

VEGEMITE SOLD FOR $460 MILL

Bega Cheese has just dropped $460 million to buy Vegemite.

The food giant snagged Vegemite and other Kraft brands in the deal, which will broaden its offering as a cheese producer.

Bega linked with Kraft back in 2009, when they started producing some of the US company’s processed cheese products.

The Australian cheese company will borrow the funds to complete the acquisition.

 

AUSTRALIA DAY BILLBOARD IN MELBOURNE COPS BACKLASH

The families of two young Muslim girls who featured on an Australia billboard are concerned for their daughters’ safety.

The billboard, which was erected to promote the Melbourne Australia Day Festival, copped so much backlash that it was removed.

The families of the two featured girls are trying desperately to maintain their girls’ anonymity to protect them from the hate ensued.

Ironically, the billboard was created to celebrate and promote Australia’s diversity.

“Un-Australian” Facebook users took to social media to express their dismay.

One wrote -

“Good. Should have had a BBQ at the beach scene instead. That’s more Australian.”

Another wrote - 

“The problem with the billboard is it isn’t representative of the Australian community”

Written By Emily Whitham
Emily Whitham
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