A mother has dobbed in her teenage son to authorities after recognising him on CCTV pictures published by police.
The 19-year-old man from South Windsor was one of three who allegedly attacked a 20-year-old man at a bus stop in Parramatta on January 25 this year. A second man, aged 25 from Queensland, was arrested this afternoon and is being questioned by police. The 19-year-old was arrested on Tuesday night after a phone call to police from his mother, who recognised his son from the footage aired on TV. He was charged with reckless wounding in company and assault occasioning actual bodily harm in company.
Double Bay may be next Kings Cross
Nightclub owner John Ibrahim claims that Double Bay will be the next hot spot for party people if the lockout remains. Mr Ibrahim told the Wentworth Courier that the State Government should use its reviews of the lockout laws to take a more even-keeled approached to alcohol legislation. He thinks that the laws should be statewide, not just a specific area. Double Bay Chamber of Commerce chairwoman Katherine O’Regan said, “my view is that the business and broader community in Double Bay would not want it to happen and would make all efforts to make sure Double Bay does not become Kings Cross.”
No income tax cuts in this year’s budget, Morrison says
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has revealed that the Government cannot afford to cut both company and personal taxes in this year’s budget. Speaking at a business summit in Melbourne, Mr Morrison said that other stimulus measures needed to come first. Mr Morrison said cutting spending and encouraging growth would be the main point in the new tax reform. “The best way to drive income tax cuts ultimately, is off growth,” he said. “So our focus is very much on, let’s drive growth.”
Kogan buys Dick Smith’s online store
BRW Rich Lister Ruslan Kogan will take control from Ferrier Hodgson of Dick Smith’s online storefront. The website collapsed in January after turning over only eight percent of the brand’s total sales. “Dick Smith is one of the most iconic Australian retail brands and we will be able to leverage the millions of dollars we’ve invested into online retail system and architecture over the last decade to sustainably run the business,” Mr Kogan told Fairfax Media. The online store remained up for auction for two months before Mr Kogan purchased it.
Hotspots for youth unemployment
A survey conducted by the Brotherhood of St Laurence has highlighted the hotspots for youth unemployment in Sydney. Blacktown has the highest rate of youth unemployment at 14.19 per cent, followed by Sydney’s eastern suburbs at 12.48 per cent. Regional NSW areas average about 20 per cent. The youth unemployment rate is now 12.2 per cent, a drop from the 14 per cent recorded in December 2014. NSW’s average youth unemployment rate is more than twice that of the overall unemployment rate. – Compiled from web sources by Rebecka Davidsson and Peter Moon