1PM NEWS UPDATE

– A 25-year-old Nathan Thompson from Kurri Kurri has pleaded guilty to four charges including animal cruelty after bashing seven puppies on Wednesday from which one survived and is being cared for by the RSPCA.

– Senator Glenn Lazarus has quit the Palmer United Party, in a shock move that has left Clive Palmer with just ONE vote in the Senate.

– And former US Governor, actor and body-building champion Arnold Schwarzenegger has arrived in Melbourne for a fitness expo.