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Regional Investigations Unit detectives have arrested five people and charged them with 118 offences as part of their operation targeting high-harm offenders responsible for multiple cross-district offences including aggravated robbery, burglary, stealing, vehicle theft and driving offences.

It is alleged the teenagers, three boys and two girls were involved in 19 burglary type incidents between 8 and 9 July 2020 across the suburbs of Aubin Grove, Bayswater, Ellenbrook, Hamilton Hill, High Wycombe, Innaloo, Kalamunda, Midland, Mullaloo, Rivervale, West Swan and Yokine.

On the evening of Wednesday 8 July 2020, it is alleged the group stole a Silver Subaru wagon from Bayswater and a white Kia sedan from Mullaloo and used the Subaru in criminal activity.

It is further alleged around 6.30am on Thursday 9 July 2020, two of the group approached a woman in her 20s who was unlocking a business on Rowe Avenue in Rivervale when they grabbed her bag and violently ripped it from her, causing her to fall to the ground.

It is alleged the two offenders got into a silver Subaru wagon and attempted to drive away when the victim jumped onto the bonnet holding onto a windscreen wiper in an attempt to stop them fleeing.

The Subaru travelled a short distance before the woman was thrown from the vehicle. The woman was conveyed by ambulance to Royal Perth Hospital for treatment of cuts and abrasions.

About 8am on Thursday 9 July 2020, police sighted the stolen Subaru in Maddington and as the vehicle continued on it collided a few minutes later with a civilian vehicle on Albany Highway in Gosnells. No-one was injured in the crash. The three occupants of the vehicle fled and were apprehended a short time later. Two other offenders were located in Cannington later that morning.

• A 16-year-old boy from Rockingham, a 13-year-old boy from Kelmscott and a 15-year-old boy from Media are due to appear in the Perth Children’s Court today, 10 July 2020 on 114 charges.
• Two girls aged 16 and 15 from Morley are due to appear in the Perth Children’s Court on 20 July 2020 on four charges.




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Hospital worker among 10 NSW virus cases – Australian Associated Press

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A healthcare worker at a northern Sydney hospital has been diagnosed with COVID-19 after working a full shift in the emergency department.

The Hornsby Hospital staffer worked on August 6 from 11am to midnight while infectious, the Northern Sydney Local Health District said in a statement on Saturday night, but was wearing a mask at all times while in contact with patients.

The worker was asymptomatic at the time but became unwell after their shift.

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Cormann wants budget focus on tax settings – Australian Associated Press

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Company tax cuts could again be on the agenda when the federal government hands down its delayed budget on October 6.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he will continue to focus on making it easier for businesses “to survive, to be viable, to be profitable” in what will be his final budget input before he retires from politics at the end of the year.

“That will include a focus on the appropriate tax policy settings,” Senator Cormann told ABC…



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Almost 270 fined for Vic virus breaches – Australian Associated Press

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Almost 270 Victorians have been fined for breaching coronavirus restrictions, including a man helping a friend to move a TV across Melbourne.

Victoria Police issued a total of 268 fines to individuals, including 77 for curfew breaches, 38 for failing to wear a face mask when leaving home and 13 for vehicle checkpoint violations.

One case involved a man who told police he was helping a friend move a television some 27 kilometres from Doncaster East to…



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