Ten charged with attempted murder after teen left in coma

Ten teens have been charged with attempted murder after a 17-year-old boy was allegedly set upon as he slept at a home in Brisbane's inner city.
Police say a large group of males went to an address on Terrace Street, Milton around 3am on Saturday, where they allegedly forced their way into the boy's bedroom and assaulted him before fleeing.
The boy suffered extensive injuries to his head and was taken to hospital where he remains in a coma on life support.
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An investigation was launched and following enquiries, detectives arrested 10 teens from Brisbane's southside today.
The group are aged between 15 and 19 and have all been charged with attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and contravening an order about information to access informat..

Start-up getting back thousands for customers sold junk insurance

Ordinary Australian families are getting surprise windfalls of thousands of dollars from banks and lenders that sold them junk insurance.
Australian start-up Claimo is seeking refunds from banks on behalf of customers, securing more than $5 million for 1600 people in its first year, on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Many punters don't even realise they are eligible – but the big four banks, which have provisioned a $4 billion kitty for payouts, and other finance companies are prepared to pay up when claims are made.
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Among successful applicants is Susan Peterson, a business support officer from Queensland, who has got back almost $43,000 for unnecessary insurance on a car loan, credit card and mortgage.
“It's great – obviously it's money that's better off in our pocket,” she says.
“This is money that we paid in good faith thinking it was a product that we could use. Considering the current environment and everything that everyon..

Diabetes treatment has added benefit of helping overweight people shed kilos

A treatment for Type 2 diabetes is helping those who are severely overweight shed kilos.
The simple injection style pen has helped Victoria's Lily Pentensuzzo drop a third of her bodyweight.
At her heaviest, Ms Pentensuzzo weighed 137kgs.
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She was diagnosed as borderline diabetic and was prescribed Ozempic as treatment.
Three years later, Ms Petensuzzo has dropped 58kg.
“I was wearing size 26 and I'm wearing now size 14,” she said.
Just like an insulin pen, Ozempic is administered by the user at home weekly.
According to Dr Catherine Bacus, the drug works to slow users' guts down, making them feel fuller for longer.
It allowed Ms Petensuzzo to follow a low calorie diet without being constantly hungry.
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Ms Petensuzzo said she felt “so much better” on the treatment.
While Ozempic is currently fully TGA approved and on the PBS for treating Type 2 diabetes, i..

Australia Post to suspend parcel collections from eCommerce retailers for three days

Australia Post will temporarily suspend parcel post collections for eCommerce retailers for three days to clear a backlog of parcels in its network.
From 9am Saturday September 4 until 7am Tuesday September 7, Australia Post will not collect regular post parcels from ecommerce retailers in NSW, Victoria and the ACT that have prepared items to be shipped to customers.
Express Post, Premium, Startrack Express and letters will be collected as normal. Parcel post collection will continue as normal for all other states.
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Australia Post offices will remain open as normal and customers will be able to pick up and parcels that are waiting for them in their local offices.
The temporary pause on parcel collection from retailers comes as 500 employees of the postal service have been ordered into self-isolation by local health authorities.
“Australia Post currently has 500 people in necessary self-isola..

Packets of pastrami recalled across Australia

Packets of pastrami are being recalled nationwide after incorrect use bay dates were printed on the packaging, sparking fears the meat could make people sick.
Anyone who bought a packet of Barossa Fine Foods Pastrami 100g with the use by date marked as 09/12/2021 is being urged to return the product for a full refund.
The meat product has been sold at independent food stores across the country, including IGA supermarkets in every state and territory.
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Knoll Consultants & Investments Pty. Ltd. issued the recall today after it was discovered the Use By date should have been printed as 16/09/2021 – months earlier than what was on the packet.
Food Standards Australia & New Zealand has advised the food could cause illness if it is consumed after 16/09/2021.
Customers who bought the product should return it to the retailer they bought it from for a full refund.

$1m reward to help solve ‘brutal’ murder of Melbourne teen

A $1 million reward has been announced to help solve the “brutal” cold case murder and sexual assault of Melbourne teenager Denise McGregor more than 40 years ago.
Denise, 13, told her 11-year-old sister she was going buy drinks from a Pascoe Vale milk bar on March 20 in 1978, but never returned home.
The pair had walked to a nearby hamburger shop in the same street on the corner of Andersen and Bell streets earlier that night about 6.15pm.
When Denise failed to return home, her sister went to look for her about 7pm.
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Unable to find her, she got in the car with her mother to search nearby streets.
They then reported Denise missing to Coburg Police Station.
Denise was found dead about 11.25am the next day, her body located beside the road on Merriang Road in Wallan East.
She was only partially clothed and had been sexually assaulted and “beaten to death”.
Victoria Police described the attack and injuries suffered by the t..

Second man charged over disappearance of Melbourne woman

A second man has been charged over the suspicious disappearance of Melbourne woman Maryam Hamka.
A 26-year-old man was arrested this morning after police raided his Richmond home, seizing drugs believed to be cannabis, LSD and methylamphetamines.
Police interviewed the man today and charged him with assisting an offender (murder) and drug offences.
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The 26-year-old is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates' Court this afternoon.
Ms Hamka was reported missing to police on April 15.
She was last seen leaving a Woolworths in Brunswick on Saturday, April 10.
The 36-year-old was wearing a black dress and had told family she was going to visit a friend in Brighton.
She is described as being 165cm tall, with a thin build and long black hair, brown eyes and an olive complexion.
No body has been found in the search for Ms Hamka and investigations into her disappearance remain ongoing.
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Five NSW truck drivers test positive to COVID-19 in SA

South Australians have been warned to be on high-alert after five truck drivers from interstate tested positive to COVID-19 within the last six days.
SA Chief Public Health Officer Nicola Spurrier called a last minute media conference this afternoon to update residents across the state about the heightened risk, as well as to announce that virus fragments had been detected in a number of sewage sites.
Two men had entered SA from NSW last week – details of which had previously been made known to the public – with communities in the Port Augusta area notified and some planned events cancelled due to the risk.
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Since then, another three drivers have tested positive in recent days – one just this afternoon.
“This is very, very recent news,” Professor Spurrier said.
“But I needed to tell the South Australian community that the outbreak in New South Wales and also in Victoria is a real risk here for us in South Australia.
“If anybody has ..

More than 3000 Woolworths employees in isolation

More than 3000 Woolworths employees have been forced into isolation due to local health advice, but the supermarket giant has pledged to ensure no customer will miss out.
In an email to customers, Woolworths CEO Brand Banducci said more than 3300 team members are currently in isolation on the advice of local health authorities.
As a result, Mr Banducci said customers may have noticed “some gaps on shelf this week” or have been unable to get their preferred home delivery slot.
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“You may have noticed some gaps on shelf this week, or substitutions in your online order,” Mr Banducci wrote.
“Unlike 18 months ago, this is less to do with surges in customer demand (aka 'the toilet paper wars') and more because of the extra pressure on our Distribution Centres, with over 500 of those team members needing to self-isolate as close or casual contacts.
“The good news is that these team members, having tested negat..