Michael Mosley's tragic final interview, Coles criticised for dropping Aussie milk brand: Australia news live

Police expect to lay further charges after a woman was found naked and screaming on a suburban street.

Yahoo's live news blog has concluded for Wednesday, June 12.

The day started with the worrying statistic 31 per cent of Australian adults are failing to identify all scams sent their way. The statistic has triggered a warning ahead of tax time about the "most opportunistic criminals" who are "actively campaigning to capitalise on tax season".

Dr Michael Mosley's tragic final interview has been revealed, where he said just weeks ago he didn't want to die early like his father had.

Coles has been criticised for dropping a local milk brand who stress they will not "go broke trying to appease them".

Follow along as we bring you regular updates throughout the day.

  • Fiji's embarrassing moment with gift from Australia

    Well this is awkward. A patrol boat donated to Fiji's navy by Australia has run aground during its maiden voyage.

    RFNS Puamau became stuck when it hit a reef on Fiji's Lau group of islands on Monday – just months after it was handed over to the Pacific Island nation, the ABC reports.

    Australia will now help assist in recovering the vessel, with the amount of damage unclear at this stage.

    RFNS Puamau run aground. Source: Fiji Ministry of Home Affairs via ABC
    RFNS Puamau run aground. Source: Fiji Ministry of Home Affairs via ABC
  • Coles criticised for dropping Aussie milk brand

    Coles has faced criticism for dropping a local milk supplier, with small Australian brands saying they can no longer compete amongst the biggest players.

    Gippsland Jersey milk, which is “proudly independent and Australian-owned”, was stocked in about 200 Coles stores, however, it has now been dropped in the “vast majority” of its supermarkets.

    The company said the “brand is being delisted from the majority of Coles stores due to the retailer’s margin requirements and sales expectations”.

    Coles has said it remained "committed to continuing to support independent and local producers".

    Sallie Jones and Steve Ronalds from Gippsland Jersey said the company won't be "dropping our pants on giving them more margin and we certainly won’t be going broke trying to appease them".

    Read more here.

  • ATO to crack down on landlords this tax time

    The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning landlords that their tax returns will be under the microscope this year. They are being told “doubling dipping” on expenses and making other incorrect claims could land them in hot water.

    Assistant commissioner Rob Thomson said the vast majority of rental property owners - 9 out of 10 - were making errors on their tax returns. That’s despite most of them using a registered tax agent.

    Thomson said he is seeing landlords making “dodgy deductions”, including mistakes when it comes to repairs and maintenance deductions.

    Read more here.

  • Bruce Lehrmann accused of $13k damage

    Bruce Lehrmann caused more than $13,000 worth of damage to a multimillion-dollar property he rented as part of an exclusive TV interview deal, a tribunal has been told.

    Lady Gaenor Meakes, the owner of the home on Sydney's northern beaches, rented the property to Lehrmann with the Seven Network picking up the $100,000 bill.

    She has since lodged proceedings against Lehrmann on the grounds of property damage and loss of rent.

    Read more here.

    Bruce Lehrmann is accused of damaging a luxury Northern Beaches home. Source: Getty
  • Holidaying couple put on wrong flight

    How on earth does this happen?

    A UK couple were in disbelief when they were put on the wrong plane and ended up in a city 2,500km from their destination.

    Heading to Barcelona, a mix-up at Bristol airport meant Andrew and Victoria Gore instead landed in Lithuania. The couple were oblivious after falling asleep on the flight and woke to what they said was their "worst nightmare".

    The pair needed special assistance boarding, meaning they were separated from their family and put on a different flight by accident. Crew had reportedly informed them their family were on the same flight as them, but they were in fact on the right plane to Barcelona.

    Airline Ryanair apologised over the mistake they say was the fault of special assistance crews. The couple were put up in a hotel and flown to Barcelona the next day before their bags arrived two days later.

    Read more here.

    The couple were terrified when they landed in Lithuania.
    The couple were terrified when they landed in Lithuania.
  • Mould an unfortunate reality for Australians, health expert says

    Australia is in the midst of a mould outbreak following a humid summer and heavy rainfall in recent months.

    Renters and homeowners are voicing their concerns as toxic mould continues to spread indoors, but former deputy chief medical officer Dr Nick Coatsworth said it was unfortunately a reality that will be hard to change.

    "Mould is everywhere. Whether we can see it or not, we are inhaling it in our houses everyday,' he told the Today show.

    He said while mould can be "very dangerous" for vulnerable people, its spread didn't classify as a "terrible health burden" for most of the country.

    Damp buildings damaged by black mold and fungus, dampness or water. infiltration, insulation and mold problems in the wall of the house
    Many Aussies are fed up with the amount of mould in their homes. Source: Getty
  • Four foreigners stabbed in China attack

    Four Americans have been stabbed in what is believed to be a random attack in China.

    Police said a 55-year-old suspect bumped into one of the four staff members of an Iowa university in a park in the city of Jilin before allegedly stabbing the group.

    Video of the injured victims lying on the ground was shared to Chinese social media in the aftermath on Monday but was quickly taken down and comments relating to the attack were swiftly removed. Such a move by Chinese authorities left some Chinese users perplexed, questioning why such news would be censored. Video from the scene later emerged on Western social media sites.

    Hu Xijin, the outspoken former chief editor of Beijing tabloid the Global Times, attempted to quash suggestion the attack was a result of growing disdain for foreigners inside China, stressing the incident was isolated.

    "General sentiment toward foreign tourists in marketplaces and tourist spots [in China] is friendly,' he said online.

    Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lin Jian stressed China was one of the "safest countries in the world" and China welcomed Americans from "all walks of life".

    The victims were rushed to hospital and given critical care and are now recovering.

  • Jarryd Hayne's rape convictions quashed on appeal

    Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne has had his rape convictions quashed after a successful appeal.

    The 36-year-old has spent a year behind bars after a jury convicted him of two counts of sexual intercourse without consent in April 2023 after an earlier guilty verdict was overturned in a separate appeal.

    The NSW Court of Criminal Appeal quashed Hayne's convictions on Wednesday on the basis a judge erred in not allowing the complainant to be further cross-examined during the trial.

    The appeal court also ruled the trial judge did not properly direct the jury about how to deal with allegations the complainant had lied.

    Read more here.

    - AAP

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Jarryd Hayne enters NSW District Court on March 15, 2023 in Sydney, Australia. The former NRL player is accused of assaulting a 26-year-old woman in Newcastle in 2018. (Photo by Don Arnold/Getty Images)
    Jarryd Hayne pictured in 2023. Source: Getty
  • Charles' first official portrait as King defaced

    Well this portrait didn't last long. King Charles' first official portrait since he became monarch has been defaced by animal rights activists with.... a picture of Wallace from Wallace and Gromit.

    Watch the video below and read more about the stunt here.

  • Daunting map reveals gruelling heatwave in the US

    A punishing heatwave continues in the US as record temperatures tumbled in several western states at the start of the month.

    This daunting NASA map from June 6 shows exactly what millions are dealing with as authorities warn vulnerable residents to stay indoors.

    California's Death Valley reached 50C last week, while Arizona's Phoenix continues to see temperatures in excess of 44C, with elevated temperatures expected to continue into next week.

    NASA Earth Observatory image by Michala Garrison, using GEOS data from the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA GSFC.
    NASA Earth Observatory image by Michala Garrison, using GEOS data from the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA GSFC.
  • Woman found naked and screaming on street

    Police out on routine patrol found a woman naked and screaming on a suburban street who had allegedly been held against her will in a home and sexually assaulted for numerous days.

    Officers were patrolling in Lyneham, a suburb of Canberra, about 7pm Monday when they spotted the distressed woman.

    They stopped to help her and took her into their vehicle, where she told them she had been confined to a nearby home for a number of days.

    A 44-year-old Lyneham man was arrested shortly after and charged with forcible confinement, rape, assault and failing to appear.

    He appeared in the ACT Magistrates Court on Tuesday and was remanded in custody.

    He is due back in court next month.

    Police have said the investigation is ongoing and it is expected further charges will be laid.

    - NCA NewsWire

  • Dr Michael Mosley's tragic final interview revealed

    Dr Michael Mosley said he didn't want to die early in a tragic final interview just weeks before his death at the age of 67.

    Speaking to the UK's Daily Telegraph in April, the famous TV doctor, well-known to Australian audiences, said his father Bill "hadn't seen his grandkids grow up" after dying at 74 from complications with diabetes, adding "that's not a road I want to go down".

    Mosley himself had been diagnosed with diabetes and changed his diet to avoid taking medication for it.

    The search for Mosley on the Greek island of Symi made global headlines last week before he was found dead near a beach resort bar four days after vanishing.

    An autopsy concluded he died of natural causes, and had chosen to lie down and put his legs in the air to prevent him from fainting amid 40C heat.

    Grainy CCTV of Mosley's final moments has been handed over to police.

    Dr Michael Mosley was just moments from a beach bar before he died.
    Dr Michael Mosley was just moments from a beach bar before he died.

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