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Armed man shot dead by police after ‘charging at officers’ on island near Brisbane

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A man has been shot dead by police as he charged at them with a weapon during a standoff.

The man was shot multiple times by police about 9.15am on Sunday and died at the scene on Russell Island, off the coast of Brisbane.

Police said were called to a disturbance on Ranora Avenue minutes earlier and were confronted by the armed man when they arrived.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene but he bled out and died a short time later.

A man has been shot dead by police as he charged at them with a weapon during a standoff

A man has been shot dead by police as he charged at them with a weapon during a standoff

A man has been shot dead by police as he charged at them with a weapon during a standoff

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Bathurst 1000 coronavirus alert: NSW Health issues waring after COVID-19 was detected in sewage

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Thousands of racegoers are on high alert after health authorities issued a COVID-19 warning for the Bathurst 1000.   

Traces of the virus were found in sewage at the NSW town and could indicate an infection in someone who attended or worked at the race, a visitor to Bathurst, or a local resident, NSW Health said in a statement on Wednesday night. 

Attendees and locals are being urged to get tested for the virus if they are experiencing any symptoms.

Thousands of racegoers are on high alert after a warning from health authorities about COVID-19 at the Bathurst 1000 (Pictured: Cameron Waters celebrates on the podium during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama)

Thousands of racegoers are on high alert after a warning from health authorities about COVID-19 at the Bathurst 1000 (Pictured: Cameron Waters celebrates on the podium during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama)

Thousands of racegoers are on high alert after a warning from health authorities about COVID-19 at the Bathurst 1000 (Pictured: Cameron Waters celebrates on the podium during the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama)

Authorities are reviewing lists of anyone known to have had the virus who attended or worked at the race.  

NSW Health said they are conducting urgent investigations to pinpoint where the virus may have come from.

‘The sample comprises wastewater from over the past weekend, and could indicate current or a previous infection in someone who attended or worked at the Bathurst 1000 motor race, a visitor to Bathurst, or even a local resident,’ NSW Health said.

‘Visitors to and residents of Bathurst must be aware of any symptoms of illness, and immediately isolate and get tested should even the mildest of symptoms appear that you think might just be a cold.’

Former cricket WAG Kyly Clarke looks on during a photoshoot ahead of the Bathurst 1000 race at the weekend where she was supporting new partner Supercars driver James Courtney

Former cricket WAG Kyly Clarke looks on during a photoshoot ahead of the Bathurst 1000 race at the weekend where she was supporting new partner Supercars driver James Courtney

Former cricket WAG Kyly Clarke looks on during a photoshoot ahead of the Bathurst 1000 race at the weekend where she was supporting new partner Supercars driver James Courtney

New South Wales health has detected traces of coronavirus in raw sewage after the Bathurst 1000 in the Central West at the weekend

New South Wales health has detected traces of coronavirus in raw sewage after the Bathurst 1000 in the Central West at the weekend

New South Wales health has detected traces of coronavirus in raw sewage after the Bathurst 1000 in the Central West at the weekend

‘Symptoms like a runny nose or scratchy throat, cough, tiredness, fever or other symptoms could be COVID-19.

‘After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative result is received. ‘ 

Sewage testing for molecular markers of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, started in July, adding another tool in the fight against the global pandemic.

There is no evidence COVID-19 is transmitted via wastewater systems. 

The four-day Bathurst 1000 typically attracts crowds of 200,000 people to the race track at Mount Panorama.

But COVID-19 restrictions meant organisers limited the event to only 4000 people per day, or a total of 20,000 between October 15-18.

Camping was banned this year, with spectators limited to viewing the race from reserved seating at the bottom of the mountain. 

The four-day Bathurst 1000 typically attracts crowds of 200,000 people to the race track at Mount Panorama

The four-day Bathurst 1000 typically attracts crowds of 200,000 people to the race track at Mount Panorama

The four-day Bathurst 1000 typically attracts crowds of 200,000 people to the race track at Mount Panorama

But COVID-19 restrictions meant organisers limited the event to only 4000 people per day, or a total of 20,000 between October 15-18

But COVID-19 restrictions meant organisers limited the event to only 4000 people per day, or a total of 20,000 between October 15-18

But COVID-19 restrictions meant organisers limited the event to only 4000 people per day, or a total of 20,000 between October 15-18

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Queensland millionaire wife killer John Chardon DIES in jail 12 months after he was found guilty

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A Queensland millionaire who was sentenced to 15 years in jail for killing his wife has died after just 12 months in prison. 

John William Chardon, 73, reportedly died of a heart attack at Wolston Correctional Centre in Wacol, south-west of Brisbane, on Wednesday night. 

Chardon was taken to the medical section of the jail where paramedics worked on him for 30 minutes before he died. 

The millionaire’s wife Novy Chardon, 34, disappeared from the pair’s Gold Coast mansion in 2013 amid a bitter divorce row over the custody of their two children.   

Her body has never been found.

John William Chardon (pictured), 73, died of a heart attack at Wolston Correctional Centre in Wacol, southwest of Brisbane, on Wednesday night

John William Chardon (pictured), 73, died of a heart attack at Wolston Correctional Centre in Wacol, southwest of Brisbane, on Wednesday night

John William Chardon (pictured), 73, died of a heart attack at Wolston Correctional Centre in Wacol, southwest of Brisbane, on Wednesday night 

A Queensland Corrective Services spokesman confirmed a 73-year-old prisoner died after suffering a ‘medical incident’. 

‘The man attended the medical centre at the prison suffering shortness of breath before rapidly declining,’ he said. 

‘QAS attended, but attempts by health staff, officers and paramedics to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful.

‘Support is being offered to the responding officers. Queensland Police (CSIU) have been informed.’   

Chardon was convicted of his wife’s manslaughter following a three-week trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court on September 9, 2019. 

Justice Ann Lyons sentenced Chardon to 15 years in prison, with parole eligibility in 2031.

His trial heard he had attempted to hire a Filipino hit man, had numerous affairs and asked his daughter to hide a mysterious box said to contain gun parts and handcuffs.

The court heard he killed his wife hours after receiving a letter from her divorce lawyer about the custody of their children.

But Chardon denied it all, saying Ms Chardon told him she was leaving.

The court heard the Indonesian-born beautician had been deeply unhappy during the last years of her marriage and was preparing for life outside her husband’s ‘dark shadow.’

The millionaire's wife Novy Chardon (pictured), 34, disappeared from the pair's Gold Coast mansion in 2013 amid a bitter divorce row over the custody of their two children. Her body has never been found

The millionaire's wife Novy Chardon (pictured), 34, disappeared from the pair's Gold Coast mansion in 2013 amid a bitter divorce row over the custody of their two children. Her body has never been found

The millionaire’s wife Novy Chardon (pictured), 34, disappeared from the pair’s Gold Coast mansion in 2013 amid a bitter divorce row over the custody of their two children. Her body has never been found

Novy Chardon

Novy Chardon

John William Chardon

John William Chardon

Chardon (right) was convicted of his wife Novy’s (left) manslaughter following a three-week trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court on September 9, 2019. He was sentenced to to 15 years in prison, with parole eligibility in 2031 

She disappeared at the end of the couple’s year-long legal separation, during which Chardon stayed in their home to help with the children.

Prosecutor Mark Green had no direct evidence about how Ms Chardon’s death occurred.

Instead, he told the jury it was the ‘little things’ like Chardon hiring a carpet cleaner the morning after Ms Chardon disappeared and his brief journey to his factory the night before that proved his guilt. 

Chandon attempted to use the High Court’s decision on Cardinal George Pell to have his conviction for killing his wife quashed in April. 

He also said his 15-year sentence handed down in September last year for manslaughter was too harsh. 

Lawyer Tony Glynn QC said the verdict against Chardon is wrong but conceded Chardon was also serving a six-year sentence for sexually abusing two children at the time.

The court reserved its decision but will now not have to make one now that Chardon has died.

Chardon was taken to the medical section of Wolston Correctional Centre (pictured) where paramedics worked on him for 30 minutes before he died, according to The Courier Mail

Chardon was taken to the medical section of Wolston Correctional Centre (pictured) where paramedics worked on him for 30 minutes before he died, according to The Courier Mail

Chardon was taken to the medical section of Wolston Correctional Centre (pictured) where paramedics worked on him for 30 minutes before he died, according to The Courier Mail

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Coronavirus Melbourne: Islamic school closes after student infected

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An Islamic school in Melbourne has closed after a student was diagnosed with coronavirus.

A Year 5 pupil from East Preston Islamic College in the city’s north tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday after attending classes on Monday and Tuesday.

The boy’s siblings had been recently diagnosed with the deadly disease.

East Preston Islamic College (pictured) closed after a student tested positive for COVID-19

East Preston Islamic College (pictured) closed after a student tested positive for COVID-19

East Preston Islamic College (pictured) closed after a student tested positive for COVID-19

‘He had other siblings that were cleared of the virus on the 17th [of October],’ college principal Ekrem Ozyurek said, as reported by The Age. 

Mr Ozyurek thought there had been a miscommunication among the family to send the child to school while considered a close contact. 

‘We’re not trying to find a fault in this one,’ he said. ‘The best thing is to see what we can do from now on.’

The school has been in contact with the Department of Health, with Mr Ozyurek opting to temporarily close. 

‘I’m hoping and praying that the classroom teacher has not picked up anything,’ Mr Ozyurek said.

Preston and Heidelberg community members were texted on Wednesday and advised to be immediately tested if they have any symptoms.

Medical staff test motorists at a Melbourne drive through coronavirus testing facility on August 13

Medical staff test motorists at a Melbourne drive through coronavirus testing facility on August 13

Medical staff test motorists at a Melbourne drive through coronavirus testing facility on August 13

Victoria recorded three new coronavirus cases on Wednesday with no deaths as pressure mounts on Premier Daniel Andrews to reopen the state.

The latest figures brought Melbourne’s daily case average to 6.2, while the number of mystery cases from October 5-18 also fell to ten. The corresponding figures for regional Victoria remain steady at 0.4 and none.

As community transmission continues to decline, residents and businesses are losing patience with Victoria’s strict lockdown restrictions.  

Managing directors and CEOs of Australia’s biggest companies – who collectively employ 200,000 people- have called on the premier to immediately lift Melbourne’s lockdown, arguing the measures are ‘unsustainable’ and hurting the community.

In an open letter, seven leaders of Coca-Cola Amatil, Commonwealth Bank, BHP, Newcrest Mining, Wesfarmers, Orica and Incitec Pivot said it is ‘critical to Victoria’s economic future’ to reopen before November 1.

Victoria has recorded three new cases on Wednesday. Pictured: People wearing masks walking through Melbourne's CBD on Monday

Victoria has recorded three new cases on Wednesday. Pictured: People wearing masks walking through Melbourne's CBD on Monday

Victoria has recorded three new cases on Wednesday. Pictured: People wearing masks walking through Melbourne’s CBD on Monday

‘The current situation is not sustainable. Victorians are hurting badly, personally and economically,’ the letter to Mr Andrews read. 

‘Our state is facing social and economic challenges of an unprecedented scale, and which will take many years to resolve. All this raises serious questions about how we will attract future talent to Victoria.

‘We urge you now, in light of the excellent recent progress, to permit the careful and staged return to the workplace of office workers and the small businesses that provide services to them.’

Melburnians are currently required to work from home unless they have a permitted worker permit, which only includes essential industries. Regional Victorians do not need a permit unless they travel to Melbourne for work. 

Mr Andrews said he will have more to say later this week about easing restrictions ahead of schedule.

Business leaders have called on Premier Daniel Andrews to reopen the state as rates of community transmission continue to decline

Business leaders have called on Premier Daniel Andrews to reopen the state as rates of community transmission continue to decline

Business leaders have called on Premier Daniel Andrews to reopen the state as rates of community transmission continue to decline

‘It’s very important that we see this thing off properly, so Sunday will be a day where we can have more to say,’ he said. 

Retail and hospitality businesses were to remain closed until November 1, but it appears that may be brought forward by a week. 

The state’s death toll remains at 817 and the national figure is 905. Victoria has had only one death in the past week.

Residents of Melbourne and the Mitchell Shire have been trapped at home since the second lockdown began on July 9.

The city’s second lockdown is currently in its 15th week, although Mr Andrews eased some restrictions on Sunday.

Under the new rules, groups of up to 10 people from two households can gather outdoors and tennis courts, skate parks and golf courses will reopen.

Hairdressers have reopened, outdoor pools can host 30 swimmers, while real estate auctions can take place outdoors with up to 10 bidders.

Mr Andrews eased some restrictions on Sunday, permitting groups of ten from two households to gather outdoors and some sporting areas and hairdressers to reopen. Pictured: A man visiting a barber on Monday after some lockdown measures were lifted

Mr Andrews eased some restrictions on Sunday, permitting groups of ten from two households to gather outdoors and some sporting areas and hairdressers to reopen. Pictured: A man visiting a barber on Monday after some lockdown measures were lifted

Mr Andrews eased some restrictions on Sunday, permitting groups of ten from two households to gather outdoors and some sporting areas and hairdressers to reopen. Pictured: A man visiting a barber on Monday after some lockdown measures were lifted

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