How to get a coronavirus test

The first — and only — coronavirus clinic in New South Wales has been swamped by hundreds of suspected cases since opening its doors last month, authorities say. The clinic, located next to the emergency department of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in the inner west Sydney suburb of Camperdown, is currently staffed by just one doctor and two nurses. According to Sydney Local Health District (SLHD) records, the trio has seen a whopping 300 people who presented with symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 — the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease…

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Missing teen’s hundreds of messages read out at murder trial

The 16-year-old, whose body has never been found, sent hundreds of messages on the Oasis social networking website offering sex for cash in a bid to raise the funds. She disappeared in July 2015 after Rodney Wayne Williams, 65, allegedly accepted the offer and agreed to pay her $500 for sex. Williams has pleaded not guilty to murdering Tiffany after picking her up from a motel in Logan. Tiffany Taylor. Picture: SuppliedSource:News Regional Media Rodney Wayne Williams has pleaded not guilty to the teenager’s murder. Picture: SuppliedSource:News Regional Media The…

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Jacinda slams Australia with Scott Morrison standing next to her

The two leaders appeared together for a press conference in Sydney this afternoon, with the Opera House serving as a dramatic backdrop. Ms Ardern had pledged to discuss the deportation issue, which she’s previously described as “corrosive” to Australia’s relationship with New Zealand. Hundreds of Kiwi migrants without Australian citizenship have been deported from the country after committing serious crimes, even though some have limited links to their country of birth. The subject did come up during Ms Ardern’s private meeting with Mr Morrison earlier today, but she decided to…

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Teen scrawled IS in blood after stabbing servo worker to death

Details of the crimes of the teenager and his accomplice, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been revealed in documents tendered as the pair face a sentence hearing in the NSW Supreme Court today. They were aged 16 and 15 when they attacked 29-year-old Zeeshan Akbar inside a Queanbeyan Caltex in April 2017. Both have pleaded guilty to murder and several other offences related to their violent rampage on the evening of April 6 and morning of April 7. Victim Zeeshan Akbar.Source:Supplied He was killed while at work.Source:Supplied…

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Harvey Norman’s net profit drops 4.1 per cent to $213.5 million

The retailer’s first-half profit slipped by 4 per cent to $213.6 million, with revenue from franchisees down 4.2 per cent to $497.8 million. But revenue from company-operated stores was up 5 per cent to $1.24 billion The company blamed bushfires and other extreme weather events for a quiet Christmas period, with the coronavirus potentially set to impact consumer confidence in the months to come. Speaking to news.com.au following the results announcement, Mr Harvey said retailers across Australia had been suffering as a result of high rent and online competition coupled…

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One dead, others injured after car ploughs into Sydney cafe

The Holden Commodore lurched into tables outside the shop front around 10am today, at the corner of Malton Road and Roma Street in North Epping, emergency services said. Witnesses told Seven News a mothers’ group had been sitting outside the cafe at the time after dropping their children off at the local primary school. One woman at the scene could be seen crying and clutching her hand over her face while on the phone after the incident. The front of the car. Picture: Nine NewsSource:Channel 9 A car has ploughed…

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Magistrate blasts court filled with drink-drivers

He lashed out at one man who had “seven schooners” more than a motorist alleged to have killed four children. At Sutherland Local Court in Sydney’s south yesterday, Magistrate Peter Bugden spent the majority of his morning handing out disqualification after disqualification to a range of drink- and drug-drivers. The courtroom next door was also filled with 20 cases, including many drink-driving offences. But it was the case of 40-year-old Adam London that fired up Mr Bugden. In sentencing, Mr Bugden said “everyone has been reading the news” about the…

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Store owner defends ‘Wife Basher’ T-shirt display

Anthony Hiscox, owner of Krazy Tees in Mandurah, 70km south of Perth, told the Mandurah Mail he had no plans to remove the shirt despite community sensitivity in the wake of the Hannah Clarke murders in Brisbane. “Obviously it’s a joke,” Mr Hiscox told the Mandurah Mail. The T-shirt sports the logo of the now-shuttered Swan Brewery in Perth, which made the Swan and Emu beer brands before production was shifted to South Australia in 2014. Spotted in the window of Krazy Teez. Picture: Mandurah MailSource:Supplied Krazy Teez owner Anthony…

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One critical, others injured after car ploughs into Sydney cafe

The Holden Commodore lurched into tables outside the shop front around 10am today, at the corner of Malton Road and Roma Street in North Epping, emergency services said. The front of the car. Picture: Nine NewsSource:Channel 9 A car has ploughed into a shop front in Sydney’s northwest. Picture: Seven NewsSource:Channel 7 Multiple ambulance crews rushed to treat 10 people with injuries, including one with critical stomach injuries. “A 30-year-old woman was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition,” NSW Police said in a statement. “The nine…

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Double killer caught out by roadside test

Warren Alan Forbes, 47, was sentenced to a combined minimum of 15 years jail for the stabbing manslaughter of father Ross Kimball in January 2002 and shooting Andy Hullick in May the same year. Both killings took place in Albury, NSW. He was on parole in Victoria at the time of the crimes and had numerous violent prior convictions, including eight armed robberies. A NSW Supreme Court justice called Forbes a “recidivist offender” with almost no chance of rehabilitation when sentencing him to prison on two counts of manslaughter. At…

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