Brekky Wrap: Almost ready to strip off the week

IT'S almost Friday, which means we are almost on our weekend.

Welcome to another freshly-baked serve of bite-sized news in this Brekky Wrap, where we go first from the stunning Robyn Lawley's activism then cross the oceans to discuss the latest at the Games.

Remember, however tough your Thursday is, it could be worse. You could be Eric Hollingsworth.

This is your Thursday Brekky Wrap.

 

Model Robyn Lawley posted this image on Instagram to protest coal mining near the Great Barrier Reef.
Model Robyn Lawley posted this image on Instagram to protest coal mining near the Great Barrier Reef.

Aussie model strips naked for coal mine protest
AN Australian model has stripped naked to protest against a huge coal mine planned for Queensland that campaigners fear will damage the Great Barrier Reef.

Robyn Lawley, 25, posted a picture on her Instagram page with "stop coal mining" scrawled on her bare stomach in lipstick to draw attention to the issue.

In a long post with the image, she wrote: "Woke up this morning to find out that our Environmental minister and the Abbott government have approved what will be the biggest mine of Australia.


Pearson criticism leads to suspension of head coach
ATHLETICS Australia has suspended head coach Eric Hollingsworth after the coach released a statement criticising Sally Pearson just hours before she was due to defend her Commonwealth gold medal.

Hollingsworth released the statement through a public relations firm independent of Athletics Australia.

It follows a falling out between the pair after the world indoor championships in Poland six months ago.

In Hollingsworth's statement, he describes how Pearson failed to show up to the pre-games camp in Glasgow.

 

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Usain Bolt: I never said the games were 'a bit s***'
USAIN Bolt has denied calling the Commonwealth Games a "bit s***", describing the reports as "nonsense".

Bolt was reported in the Times to have made the remark outside the athletes' village on Tuesday, also replying "not really" when asked if he was having fun in Glasgow.

 

Police: Noosa roads overrun by drink drivers
NOOSA'S roads are being overrun by drink-drivers and Police Prosecutor Sergeant Shane Raison has had enough.

He is horrified by four recent drink driving-related car accidents that resulted in grievous bodily harm to otherwise innocent people.

 

Coolumn's Lisa Hyde pictured in a scene from The Bachelor. Supplied by Network Ten.
Coolumn's Lisa Hyde pictured in a scene from The Bachelor. Supplied by Network Ten.

Sunshine Coast bachelorette destined for romance?
SHE may not have featured prominently in last night's premiere of The Bachelor, but Coolum fashion designer Lisa Hyde looks destined for romance.

The 27-year-old survived her first "rose ceremony" on the reality dating show after meeting bachelor Blake Garvey.


Treatment helps Joel walk for first time in 23 years
TOOWOOMBA mother Coralie Graham hopes more research will be done into reverse stroke therapy in Australia after witnessing a remarkable improvement in her son.

Joel Shepherd, 26, has undergone two perispinal Etanercept treatments in the past fortnight at a US medical institute in Los Angeles.


Koala forced on to busy street by tree felling
COMMUTERS barely managed to avoid hitting a koala forced from its habitat.

The koala dashed across Nelson St from the direction of a housing development, where trees have been cleared in recent times to make way for construction.

Residents Judy Young and Robyn Cameron watched the creature scarper up a tree on the corner of Pixie St outside her home.

But their calls to several animal protection services for help soon turned to frustration.



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