Whitfords Warehouse Bunnings announces shock closure

In a statement released today, the company confirmed the store, north of Perth, would shut ahead of its lease expiring in October. The last day of trading will be August 30, with staff then working to clear the premises by October after closing to the public. RELATED: Target stores to be shut or turned into KmartRELATED: Myer set to reopen all stores next week Bunnings regional operations manager Hayley Coulson said the closure would not result in job losses. “The Whitfords Warehouse is one of our older stores and we’ve…

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Target store closures could be converted to Kmarts

In a note to investors released on May 22, parent company Wesfarmers revealed that up to 75 large format Target stores and Target Country stores could permanently shut, while up to 92 large format Target stores and Target Country stores could be converted into Kmart branches. Wesfarmers, which owns both Target and Kmart, confirmed the drastic restructure would take place within 12 months, although most action would occur in 2021. The decision could affect around half of Target’s 284 Australian branches. RELATED: Target stores to be shut or turned into…

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‘Foolish lapdog’: Chinese state media mocks Australia

In a pair of articles published today, The Global Times – widely seen as the Chinese government’s media mouthpiece – sought to undermine our relationship with the US, arguing it is not a reliable ally. These latest articles appear to have been sparked by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks slamming China for its “economic retribution” against Australia over the Morrison government’s push for an inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus. In the hours after the World Health Assembly voted to establish such an inquiry earlier this week,…

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Target closes 167 stores in massive company restructure

Under the drastic plan, up to 75 Target stores will be closed down while 92 will be converted into Kmart outlets, which Wesfarmers also owns. The shock announcement regarding the struggling discount department store chain was made in a note to investors on Friday morning. It revealed a number of plans designed to “accelerate the growth of Kmart” and “address the unsustainable financial performance of Target”. They include converting “suitable” Target and Target Country stores to Kmart stores, the closure of between 10 to 25 large format Target stores, the…

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ScoMo’s secret plan to save country

The interim taskforce report – obtained by Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell – reveals the gas and manufacturing industries will be the Coalition’s major focus. “We need to be decisive and begin immediately to create an Australian gas market that delivers globally competitive results,” the report said. The report also calls for the creation of a “competitive domestic gas market”, including removing barriers to supply, building the bridge of supply in the near term, lowering the cost of pipelines, completing then network of pipelines to markets. Focusing on the…

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‘Miracle’ COVID-19 patient ventilated for four weeks

Paul Faraguna, 68, travelled on the Ruby Princess cruise ship with his wife, Robyn, and two friends in March. At least 22 coronavirus deaths have since been linked to the vessel after passengers disembarked in Sydney. RELATED: Follow the latest coronavirus updates Paul and Robyn Faraguna both fell ill due to their cruise on the Ruby Princess. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied RELATED: Australia records 100th death from COVID-19 Ms Faraguna, 64, was also diagnosed with the coronavirus however she has made a full recovery. The infection left her husband in the fight…

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New plan to detect infected Aussies

As restrictions continue to ease there will be a growing number of people out in public spaces, on transport and in workplaces. While returning to normal life is what Australians are striving for, it also comes with the risk of coming into contact with someone who may be infected with COVID-19. Thermal imaging cameras are being set up in some Australian hospitals to monitor those who enter the building and pinpoint anyone who has an elevated body temperature and therefore may be ill. The technology could also be effectively used…

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Myer set to reopen all stores next week

The bulk of the retailer’s 60 stores will all be open on Wednesday after almost two-months without customers inside the shops. All Victorian Myer stores, including at Chadstone and Bourke St, will be among those to reopen. Some shoppers will get in store sooner with trial stores including in NSW’s Blacktown, Eastgardens and Charlestown opening on Friday. READ MORE: Aussies scoring $8 billion payday READ MORE: Graph shows Aussie sectors ‘bleeding out’ Staff members Mariam Haragli and Kim Howlett at Myer in Bankstown in Sydney’s West. Picture: Britta CampionSource:News Corp…

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