Iconic Australian Brand to Close 250 Stores

By mid-2021, the retail company owned by Noni B, Katies, Millers and Rivers is shutting a further 250 shops, accusing landlords of shopping centres for not offering adequate rent relief as it deals with the effect of COVID-19. In August, Mosaic Brands, which also owns Rockmans and Crossroads, said it was renegotiating leases in negotiations … Read more

“You are putting everyone at risk”. Daniel Andrews Message To Shoppers

After scenes of shoppers flocking to Kmart stores after 15 weeks of lockout prompted concern, Victoria’s premier responded. Restrictions were relaxed on Tuesday at midnight and hospitality venues were bustling with clients on Wednesday night. Not all are, however, persuaded that COVID-19 security steps have been followed around the board. Daniel Andrews says he’s disappointed … Read more

Queensland border to remain shut to Sydney and Victoria

With the exception of the Greater Sydney area, Queensland will reopen its border with NSW, amid rising pressure on Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to reopen the whole state. Ms Palaszczuk said that residents in 32 local government areas ( LGAs) in Greater Sydney will continue to be prohibited from entering the state just a day away … Read more

New Zealanders vote to legalise euthanasia

Euthanasia will be allowed in New Zealand, but voters look likely to oppose the use of recreational cannabis. This month, in two referendums, New Zealanders voted on the topics when casting their ballots during a general election that took Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Labour Party back to power. With nearly 83% of the … Read more

Packed club lineup in reopened Melbourne sparks outrage

As Melbourne’s cafes, restaurants and bars reopen after months of hibernation, photographs of packed lineups and unmasked patrons have prompted concern. Restrictions were relaxed on Tuesday at midnight and hospitality venues were bustling with clients on Wednesday night. Not all are, however, persuaded that COVID-19 security steps have been followed around the board. After being … Read more

Girl, 11, dies giving birth to baby fathered by ‘rapist’

An 11-year-old girl died after the premature birth of her daughter, after a 43-year-old man reportedly raped and impregnated her. It’s alleged that Francinildo Moraes repeatedly raped Luana Costa, a Brazilian teen, before and during her pregnancy. He was believed to have forced the minor to continue a sexual relationship with him, and investigators discovered … Read more