The Weekly Wrap with Geoff Field
What a week! Geoff and Anthony look back on all of the key news events from the past five days.
On Monday Ron Medich was found guilty of ordering the contract killing of Michael McGurk. An 11-year old boy was found dead at Oatley train station. And the Government lost it’s 31st Newspoll in a row, with Labor ahead at 51 to Liberal’s 49.
Ten people were killed in Toronto on Tuesday after a van mounted the footpath. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby boy in London.
On Wednesday 38,000 visitors gathered at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to mark ANZAC Day. Sydney’s Dawn Service was held in Martin Place.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme was the main news on Thursday after it was announced that Australians will not face an increase in the Medicare levy to pay for the scheme. Both major parties insist the scheme will be fully funded, as disability advocates press for more details.
And on Friday, pressure mounts on the Federal Government to devise a national plan to fix our recycling system. And US comedian Bill Cosby has been convicted of sexual assault in a retrial.