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5 things you need to know today

1. British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that a vote on a Brexit deal with the European Union will be held during the week beginning January 14, 10 weeks before the United Kingdom leaves the EU.

2. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce $9.2 billion in tax cuts and $1.6 bilion in targeted spending ahead of the next election according to The Australian.

3. Two men have drowned and another man remains missing at Moonee Beach on the New South Wales north coast after struggling in the surf conditions last night. A search for the missing man will resume this morning.

4. The S&P 500 sunks to its lowest level in 2018 overnight, after dropping 2.5%. The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones eventually closed the day down just over 2%.

5. The most frequent prescription by GPs in 2016-17 was for penicillin according to the General Practices Insights Report 2016-17, followed by antidepressants and opioids.

Published on: Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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