Good Morning Border
Wake up to this view this morning? Morning frost and fog across our region, clearing to a sunny day and a top of 16 in Albury-Wodonga. Max temps: Corowa 15, Culcairn 16, Wangaratta 14, Corryong 14, Bright 14, Falls Creek 7.
Catch up on news here:
Mystery surrounds veteran's war medals
Detective Ian Deverell hopes to reunite Frederick Camden Mayne's next of kin with his medals. Extensive checks have been unable to find any family or link the items to any crimes. More here
It's an honour to be a man. Officially. Royally.
Of the 968 people who made the Queen's Birthday honours list on Monday, women received just 30.6 per cent of those awards. I could have sworn it was 2017. More here
Thurgoona men's shed expansion can start
A last minute contribution of $186,000 was made to the Thurgoona men's shed expansion in the Albury Council budget for 2017-18. The men's shed has agreed to share their facilities with a newly formed women's shed group. More here
Purpose built ED rooms to hold aggressive patients
The launch of a new WorkSafe television advertising campaign calls for the public to respect healthcare workers and to stop attacking them. More here
Bill Taylor Cup set to shine under lights
It’s not very often you get a shot to play a big game under lights. Mark Sanson is hoping his side can make the most of it at Lavington Oval on Wednesday night for the Albury Wodonga Senior Schools grand finals. More here
State of the nation
Need a national news snapshot first thing - well, we have you covered.
► NSW: A man who allegedly abducted and sexually assaulted an 18-year-old girl during a terrifying 19-hour road trip has been charged by Wagga police...read on.
►VICTORIA: Ballarat City mayor Samantha McIntosh has labelled pranksters who placed an onion crown on the bust of former Prime Minister Tony Abbott immature and disrespectful. Mr Abbott copped flak on social media in 2015 when he ate a raw onion.
► QLD: When mother-of-two Amanda Brady wrote a public social media post about Birkdale flower seller Walter Graves she was astounded by the response – “I didn’t realise how much the post was going to explode.”
► Nowra High School was placed under police guard on Tuesday morning, after a 16-year-old boy issued a violent social media threat to students and teachers...read on.
► The Turnbull government will break through the country's former debt ceiling this week, breaching the $500 billion mark as it doubles the credit card bill it inherited from Labor...catch up on all the details here.
►Women in the public service are paid on average 8.6 per cent less than their male colleagues, well below the 19.6 per cent private sector pay gap, a new report has shown. The average base salary for women was $84,104, well below the $92,036 base salary for men.
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► London: British Prime Minister Theresa May was warned about the dangers of calling an early election and told more than two weeks before polling day that she risked losing her parliamentary majority, Fairfax Media has learned...read on.
► Phnom Penh: Australian nurse Tammy Davis-Charles, facing a Cambodian court, has angrily denied police allegations about her role as a surrogacy broker for Australian and American biological parents.
FACES OF AUSTRALIA: Brad Paterson
This Port Macquarie teenager made quite an impression in the under-17 All-Australian hockey team’s tour of Europe.
It was Paterson’s performance early in the tour that set tongues wagging when he was voted best on field in a 4-2 win over the Germans.
“In the first practice match I got man of the match for the game,” he said.
“Goalies don’t usually get man of the match so I was pretty shocked and didn’t know what to do when they announced it.”