ABC stores are set to close as they transition to an online-only business model.
Currently close to 300 people are employed at the networks 50 stores and 70 ABC centres across the country. ABC claim the fall in retail revenue and rise of online media caused the closures. The closures will happen as leases end for individual stores.
Man hunt concludes with Dundee man arrested
A man on the run with seven children has been arrested by police following a successful man hunt. Brett Mahoney had been on the run since Tuesday after an altercation the previous Saturday night had led to firearms being drawn. Detective Acting Superintendent Karen Sanderson said the children were safe after the man hunt which spread over a 200km/sq radius between Dundee Beach and Marrakai. “The children were his we don’t consider they were in danger obviously we had concerns for their welfare and that was always a priority concern for us,” she said.
Bikie arrested over naked home invasion
The man who allegedly broke into a home while naked has been connected to the Lone Wolf outlaw motorcycle club. The 38-year old man was arrested after he broke into a house in Luddenham on Tuesday night following reports of gunfire. Police found the man naked in the home after the resident fled and phoned police, they also located a gun at a nearby golf course. The man was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of his arrest according to police.
Leaders support NT statehood
The Northern Territory could become Australia’s seventh state in as little as three years. Following the leader’s summit this week a unanimous decision between the leaders to allow NT to become a state has been publicly supported by the Prime Minister. The move would allow the territory to have additional representatives in parliament and could possibly happen as soon as 2018.
Jetstar and Virgin resuming flights to Bali
The ash cloud over Bali has been cleared by favourable weather and now Australian airlines have resumed flights to and from the tourist destination. Flights were cancelled and Denpasar airport was closed yesterday after further eruptions made the conditions unacceptable to fly. Australian tourists have been stranded in Bali since earlier this month when the eruption of Mount Ruang created an ash cloud over the island and forced the cancellation of flights and closure of airports. “We’ll continue to closely monitor the situation with the advisory centre and inform customers if changes to our flying plans are necessary,” Jetstar spokesman said. – Compiled from internet sources by Andrew Leeson and Lachlan Brunton
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