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Welcome to the 9News.com.au live blog for Thursday, July 21, 2022. Prime Minister has expressed his disbelief at the comments his predecessor, Scott Morrison, made during a recent church sermon. Outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ended his final address as leader in the House of Commons with a bizarre farewell. An Aussie mother has been scammed out of $4500 due to a sophisticated WhatsApp scam posing as her son. And farmers have issued a dire warning if foot and mouth disease were to take hold in Australia.
Albanese astonished by Morrison's 'don't trust government' speech at church
Boris Johnson ends farewell speech with Arnold Schwarzenegger quote
Phone scam targeting parents costs mum $4500
Grim foot and mouth warning for Aussie farmers
That's the end of the 9News.com.au live blog for Thursday, July 21, 2022.
Here's what happened:
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese described his predecessor Scott Morrison's instruction to a Perth church not to trust the government as "astonishing".
Childcare workers announced they will walk off the job next month in demand of better pay and working conditions.
Sydney Airport released its traffic performance report for June, which revealed it had 2,564,716 passengers that month – some 25 per cent lower than June 2019.
NSW Treasurer Matt Kean called on Drummoyne MP John Sidoti to "behave decently" and leave Parliament after ICAC found he engaged in "serious corrupt conduct".
And Trent Evans, a former television reporter who caused the death of his friend in a drunken high-speed crash in Melbourne, has been jailed for at least five years.
We'll return tomorrow with all the latest breaking news.
Until then, keep an eye on 9News.com.au and nine.com.au.
The body of a 68-year old St Kilda man was found in waters off Point Lonsdale, near Queenscliff Victoria earlier today.
Emergency services were called to the scene just after 10am this morning after reports of a missing swimmer.
After an extensive search, water police located the St Kilda man's body.
Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.
A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has described his predecessor Scott Morrison's instruction to a Perth church not to trust government as "astonishing".
Morrison was speaking to the Victory Life Centre when he urged congregants to put their faith in God rather than government.
Albanese expressed his astonishment at the address in an interview this morning.
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Western Australian Police have urged the Port Hedland community to reach out for support after a house fire claimed the lives of three "well-known" siblings on Tuesday.
Pilbara District Police Superintendent Kim Massam called the incident "tragic" and "unprecedented".
"We are very concerned about the mental health of our community," Massam said.
"To have three children perish in a fire, I've never had that in my experience, and it's a terrible, terrible thing to have occurred."
WA Police and the WA Department of Communities are offering support to anyone impacted by the incident.
"We're standing at the ready to provide support to the family and the community.
"We're here to help."
The long lines we've all become accustomed to seeing at airports this year might suggest they've never been busier, but the truth is air traffic is still lower than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sydney Airport today released its traffic performance report for June, which revealed it had 2,564,716 passengers that month – some 25 per cent lower than June 2019.
Domestic traffic is getting closer to pre-pandemic levels, down 10.6 per cent on 2019 numbers, but the number of international passengers is barely half of what it used to be.
CEO Geoff Culbert said the airport was still working to improve its service for travellers.
"The increasing demand for travel is encouraging but it's clearly creating challenges for an industry that is still trying to rebuild operationally," he said.
"With the June long weekend and school holiday peak behind us, we will continue to work on our operational recovery alongside our airline partners and each of the 800 organisations across the airport."
Childcare workers are set to walk off the job as they demand better pay and working conditions.
United Workers' Union (UWU) members have voted to hold a national strike on September 7 to demand the federal government provides a funding boost for early learning educators.
Delegates are calling for qualified staff to be paid wages equal to primary school teachers.
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A new case of meningococcal disease has been detected in Adelaide, health authorities have said.
The case comes after a two-year-old from rural SA died with the disease on Tuesday.
Today's case – the eighth the state has recorded in 2022 – was identified in a 28-year-old who is currently in hospital in a stable condition.
SA Health said it has identified a number of close contacts of the patient, seven of whom will be given antibiotics.
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