All the news you need to know this Monday.
A new opinion poll shows the Coalition has made up ground on Labor ahead of the upcoming federal election. The government now trails 51-to-49 percent on a two-party preferred basis in what is the narrowest result in six months. Scott Morrison has a 10-point lead over Bill Shorten as preferred PM.
The Federal Education Minister has warned professional activists are orchestrating school student strikes against climate change. Another strike is planned for March 15. Dan Tehan has labelled the campaign an ‘appalling political manipulation.’
Federal Labor is promising extra money for Australia’s ‘best and brightest’ to get them into teaching. Up to $10,000 year will be handed to successful applicants to encourage them to enter teaching and boost the performance of Australia’s school system.
Dozens of festival organisers will meet at NSW parliament on Monday to discuss the government’s proposed licensing regime which is due to come into effect in March. It comes after close to 40, 000 people signed a petition calling for the government to hold a music round table to review regulations affecting live music.
Toasting bread could expose people to as much air pollution as if they were standing on a busy road according to study from the University Of Texas. This occurs when the element in a toaster heats debris and the bread together which then emit a range of toxins. Experts say the best way to toast bread it to aim for a golden brown colour.
A British teenager who ran away to join Islamic State has given birth to a child in a Syrian refugee camp. Shamima Begum, 19, wants to return to the UK, sparking debate about how former ISIS fighters should be dealt with. Begum claims she was a housewife and wasn’t involved in the fighting, but also said she did not regret joining the group.
Donald Trump has told the EU it must take back 800 ISIS fighters captured in Syria by US-backed forces and put them on trial. The President tweeted that it’s “time for others to step up and do the job they are so capable of doing”.
The Melbourne Renegades have been crowned Big Bash League champions for the first time beating the Melbourne stars by 13 runs. The Stars were cruising to victory before suffering a stunning collapse.
Prince William and Prince Harry’s professional break-up could happen sooner than expected. The brothers are reportedly considering a formal division of their royal household before the arrival of Harry and Meghan’s first child.
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