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1. Raped refugee says Immigration Minister is lying.
The Somali refugee who was raped and came to Australia for an abortion has denied claims by the Minister for Immigration that she changed her mind about having a termination after being flown to Australia.
Abyan – who was 14 weeks pregnant – was flown to Australia last week to have the abortion but without warning returned to Nauru on a chartered jet on Friday.
In a statement released on Saturday, Minister for Immigration Peter Dutton said Abyan had “decided not to proceed with the termination” and lawyers and advocates making claims to the contrary should be “ashamed of their lies” reports Fairfax Media.
But Abyan has responded saying Mr Dutton’s description of events was incorrect.
In a handwritten note she has said “I have been very sick. I have never said thate [sic] I did not want a termination,” she said in a hand-written statement which was photographed and sent to lawyer, George Newhouse.
“I never saw a doctor. I saw a nurse at a clinic but there was no counselling. I [also] saw a nurse at Villawood but there was no interpreter. I asked but was not allowed to talk with my lawyer.”
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2. Second Hawthorn Football Club player investigated over 19-year-old’s sexual assault allegation.
A second player from the Hawthorn Football Club – a premiership champion – is facing investigation over sex assault claims.
The Herald Sun reports that police are examining CCTV footage taken at a bar where the 19-year-old alleged victim met the two Hawthorn players.
The Herald Sun reports that the second player was a part of the club’s 2015 premiership team. The two Hawks players under investigation met the woman at a bar and shared a taxi to a house in Ashwood.
The alleged attack took place just six days after the club’s Grand Final win.
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3. Poll shows Government surging past ALP.A Fairfax/ Ipsos poll shows Malcolm Turnbull has more than tripled Bill Shorten’s popularity as preferred prime minister at 67 per cent to Mr Shorten’s 21.
The poll, taken one month after Mr Turnbull took power of the Coalition shows that Labor’s primary vote has plunged to just 30 per cent.
The Coalition has surged ahead of Labor at 53-47, the first time the government has led Labor since March 2014.