ADF personnel advised to keep low profile
The Defence department have warned military personnel to reconsider wearing their uniforms in public following an alleged attack on a Naval officer in Sydney’s Bella Vista. The officer who was in his full Navy uniform was reportedly threatened and assaulted by two males of Middle eastern appearance on Thursday but later withdrew his complaint. The Defence Department has refused to discuss details about any threats regarding ADF personnel. The event follows the attack on police officers in Melbourne on Tuesday and has lead to concerns of safety for both police and ADF members.
AC/DC’s Malcolm Young reportedly in care for dementia
61-year-old guitarist and founding AC/DC member, Malcolm Young has retired and is in care in a Sydney nursing facility. Having retired on Wednesday, Young has now been moved into full-time care at an Eastern Suburbs nursing home that specialises in dementia. It is believed he will be residing at the Lulworth House, Elizabeth Bay. A source close to the family told The Sydney Morning Herald that “if you were in the room with Malcolm and walked out and back in a minute later he wouldn’t remember who you are.”
Plastic pollution poisoning sea birds
The impact of toxins from plastic pollution is greater than previously thought, according to scientists. Apart from choking on plastics, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has said that test show toxins inside the plastic are absorbed by the animals that ingest it. ANSTO conducts research into the impact of the pollutants on marine life and the food chain, and recent data suggests birds that have eaten substantial amounts of plastic show signs of impaired health, biological mutations and fertility problems. There are instances of birds developing albinism and very high levels of stress hormones leaving some seabirds under threat. The organisation wants to see plastics traced to allow policy decisions to be made.
Apple under fire for bendy iPhone
Following the anticipated release of the iPhone 6 Plus, Apple has been criticised with some customers claiming the larger phone has been bending in their pockets. The controversy has been dubbed Bend-Gate with the owners of the next generation iPhone searching for some answers. It has not yet been made clear whether Apple will replace the bent iPhones, but have prior mentioned they do not cover “damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, liquid contact, fire, earthquake or other external causes.” Apple has stated the iPhone can bend, but it doesn’t happen often. – Bree Hetherington
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