Welcome to the 9News.com.au live blog for Monday, September 5, 2022. Nick Kyrgios has defeated world No.1 Daniil Medvedev in a four-set thriller at the US Open this morning, and fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic also won her fourth-round match. At least 10 people have been killed in Canada after a stabbing attack; Millions are set to receive a pension, welfare boost. A fire truck has derailed a light rail in Sydney's CBD. And hundreds of workers in the airline industry supply chain are expected to strike on Monday, September 12, triggering more chaos in airports across the country.
Nick Kyrgios wins four-set thriller against Daniil Medvedev
Suspects still at large after stabbing attack in Canada kills 10, wounds 15
Millions of Aussies to get welfare payment boost in cost of living crunch
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It was a stellar day for the Aussies at the US Open. Nick Kyrgios defeated World No.1 Daniil Medvedev in their fourth-round clash, while Ajla Tomljanovic got the better of Ludmilla Samsonova to move into the quarter-finals at Flushing Meadows for the first time.
Three Australian children have been rescued from allegedly ongoing child sexual abuse following a police operation on child offences.
A fire truck and light rail tram collided in Sydney's CBD, creating significant traffic delays and leaving two people hospitalised.
And Canadian police are hunting two men suspected of killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 in a horrific mass stabbing attack in the province of Saskatchewan.
Our live blog will return tomorrow morning. Until then, you can stay up to date with all the latest breaking news at 9News.com.au and nine.com.au.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has said military vessels from Australia, New Zealand and Fiji will be exempt from the nation's moratorium on foreign ships entering its ports.
Speaking to parliament this morning, Sogavare said parties to the Solomon Islands International Assistance Force (SIIAF) – a treaty with Australia, New Zealand and Fiji – would be exempt from the ban which was announced last week
"Military vessels deployed under SIIAF are therefore exempted during the period of the moratorium," he said.
The ban was made last week after a British ship and US coast guard vessel were not allowed to refuel in Honiara, the Solomons capital.
Both ships were on patrol for illegal fishing.
Two of Pitt Street's three northbound lanes have reopened following a crash between a fire truck and light rail tram in Sydney's CBD earlier today.
However, the street is still completely closed southbound near the site of the accident, and L2 and L3 light rail services remain on hold between Central Station and Circular Quay.
Motorists have been told to continue avoiding the area.
Question time has, so far, been dominated by cost of living queries and – much to the frustration of many in the chamber – an ample helping of interjections and points of order from the opposition.
"There are too many points of order during questions," Speaker Milton Dick said following a heated series of exchanges over union attendees to the government's recent jobs and skills subject.
The NSW Secretary of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) Alex Claassons says there is no more strike action planned on Sydney's train network.
Amid the ongoing battle between the union and the state government, commuters have been subject to delayed and cancelled trains for weeks.
Tomorrow the dispute will go to the Fair Work Commission and Claassens has assured travellers no more strikes are scheduled for the foreseeable future.
Three children have been rescued from ongoing child sexual abuse in Western Australia following a police operation on child offences.
Over a seven-day period, officers from Western Australian and Australian Federal Police executed more than 60 search warrants in metropolitan and regional locations of WA.
Officers charged 45 people with 149 offences, and more than 35,000 images and videos of child exploitation material were seized.
New independent MP Dai Le has caught the eyes of the press gallery with her colourful attire for her maiden address to parliament, in which she told her story of arriving in Australia.
Le's speech included a moving passage about her terrifying journey to Australia from Vietnam as a refugee.
"I remember the moment when we thought we would die when a huge storm hit our boat," she said.
"I … remember my sister and I hanging on for dear life while my mother held onto her. I remember being soaking wet as the ocean hit us in the rain poured down. I remember how my face almost hit the ocean as our boat dropped so hard from the storm and my mother's warning that I had to hold onto my sister and the plastic canister just in case the boat would tip over until we could find one another.
"Trying to peer through the tarp, all I could hear was the storm and was terrified we couldn't survive. Because none of us could swim…
"The storm subsided the next morning but everyone was exhausted. I remember seeing bodies lying on the boat like dead corpses."
Parliament is returning this week, and already we have a bit of politics news from Canberra: House of Representatives Speaker Milton Dick has decided against referring former Prime Minister Scott Morrison to the privileges committee after Greens leader Adam Bandt requested the move.
Bandt argued Morrison had misled parliament by secretly appointing himself to several portfolios, but Dick said there was no evidence of that.
"I have told the member for Melbourne [Bandt] that on the information available to me, it does not seem that a prima facie case has been made out in terms of the detail that speakers have always required in relation to such allegations," Dick said to the lower house.
"It then follows that, in accordance with the practice of the house, I did not refer the matter to the Committee of Privileges and Members' Interests."
The first Question Time of the week begins at 2pm.
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