Welcome to the 9News.com.au live blog for Thursday, June 2, 2022. A second case of monkeypox has been identified in NSW. Hey Dad! star and convicted paedophile Robert Hughes has been granted parole and will be deported to the UK. A jury has ruled in favour of Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Foreign Minister Penny Wong will visit leaders in Samoa and Tonga over the next few days as Australia continues its pushback against China in the Pacific. And Italy has become the only country in Europe to increase Russian crude oil imports.
– Second case of monkeypox identified in NSW
– Disgraced 'Hey Dad!' star Robert Hughes granted parole after two failed attempts
– Jury rules mostly in Johnny Depp's favour in Amber Heard defamation trial
– 'Uniquely Australian contribution': Penny Wong heads back to Pacific
– Italy imports more Russian oil despite impending embargo
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Making headlines today:
A second case of monkeypox has been identified in New South Wales.
It's a man in his 50s who developed symptoms after arriving in Sydney from Queensland.
Hey Dad! star and convicted paedophile Robert Hughes has been granted parole and will be deported to the UK.
Hughes has been behind bars since 2014 for sexually and indecently assaulting four girls over a period of 20 years in the 1980s and 1990s.
A gunman has killed at least four people at the St Francis Hospital in the US city of Tulsa in the state of Oklahoma.
And, a jury has ruled in favour of Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.
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A Queensland woman has been sentenced to nine months probation after pleading guilty to assaulting her son with a wooden spoon.
The 46-year-old Gold Coast woman from Paradise Point appeared in Southport Magistrates Court today.
The court heard the woman had smacked her son after finding out he used her credit card to buy $600 worth of video games.
Tributes are coming in after the death of former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia Sir Gerard Brennan, who died overnight at the age of 94.
Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus praised Brennan as "one of Australia's greatest legal minds".
"A brilliant, compassionate man whose life devoted to the law made Australia a better, fairer and more decent nation," he said in a statement.
"I offer my deepest condolences to Sir Gerard's family and offer the thanks of a grateful nation for a life of dedication and service."
Foreign Minister Penny Wong has announced Australia will provide Samoa with a new maritime patrol boat.
The new vessel will replace the Nafanua II patrol vessel which was declared to be beyond economic repair in March.
Given the production time, the boat is set to be ready for service next year.
"We do understand how important these maritime methods are to island nations," Wong said.
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