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How Sydney assassin was paid $20,000 to shoot innocent teenager for notorious cellmate, Bassam Hamzy

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A Sydney assassin paid $20,000 to fatally shoot an innocent teenager in the head was groomed by his notorious prison cellmate, a court has heard.

The man, who can only be identified as CC, was taken under the wing of former Brothers 4 Life kingpin Bassam Hamzy prior to killing Brayden Dillon, 15, in 2017.

The pair met in jail when CC was 25 years old, according to documents tendered in the NSW Supreme Court.

Brayden Dillon, 15, (pictured) celebrating his birthday before he was killed by a hitman, 29, at his family home in Glenfield in Sydney's west

Brayden Dillon, 15, (pictured) celebrating his birthday before he was killed by a hitman, 29, at his family home in Glenfield in Sydney's west

Brayden Dillon, 15, (pictured) celebrating his birthday before he was killed by a hitman, 29, at his family home in Glenfield in Sydney’s west

The man, who can only be identified as CC, was taken under the wing of former Brothers 4 Life kingpin Bassam Hamzy (pictured) prior to killing Brayden Dillon, 15, in 2017, a court heard

The man, who can only be identified as CC, was taken under the wing of former Brothers 4 Life kingpin Bassam Hamzy (pictured) prior to killing Brayden Dillon, 15, in 2017, a court heard

The man, who can only be identified as CC, was taken under the wing of former Brothers 4 Life kingpin Bassam Hamzy (pictured) prior to killing Brayden Dillon, 15, in 2017, a court heard

Hamzy, who is in prison for murder and a number of other violent crimes, bonded with CC over religion and legal matters before recruiting him to join Brothers For Life 2012. 

The now 29-year-old was Hamzy’s personal debt collector, the court heard, according to the Daily Telegraph

CC was manipulated by Hamzy as an act of control, it was reported, before his release.

He was then provided with shelter, money and designer clothes by Hamzy in the outside world.

The man, who can only be identified as CC, was taken under the wing of former Brothers 4 Life kingpin Bassam Hamzy prior to killing Brayden Dillon (pictured), 15, in 2017

The man, who can only be identified as CC, was taken under the wing of former Brothers 4 Life kingpin Bassam Hamzy prior to killing Brayden Dillon (pictured), 15, in 2017

The man, who can only be identified as CC, was taken under the wing of former Brothers 4 Life kingpin Bassam Hamzy prior to killing Brayden Dillon (pictured), 15, in 2017

Dillon (pictured) was fatally shot in the head by CC as he as he slept in his family's family's two-storey Glenfield home

Dillon (pictured) was fatally shot in the head by CC as he as he slept in his family's family's two-storey Glenfield home

Dillon (pictured) was fatally shot in the head by CC as he as he slept in his family’s family’s two-storey Glenfield home

The contracted hit was planned as revenge for the death of another high-ranking BFL member’s nephew, Adam Abu-Mahmoud, in 2016.  

According to a statement of agreed facts, Abdul Abu-Mahmoud approached CC about killing the teen, claiming he wanted revenge for the stabbing death of his nephew in Panania.

Abu-Mahmoud, who has pleaded not guilty in the Supreme Court, has denied financing and ordering the hit.  

Abu-Mahmoud's nephew Adam Abu-Mahmoud (pictured) was killed in a street fight in Panania in 2016

Abu-Mahmoud's nephew Adam Abu-Mahmoud (pictured) was killed in a street fight in Panania in 2016

Abu-Mahmoud’s nephew Adam Abu-Mahmoud (pictured) was killed in a street fight in Panania in 2016

Dillion was then killed by CC after he broke down the door of the family’s two-storey Glenfield home at the crack of dawn on Good Friday in 2017.  

He threatened the teenager’s mother and stepfather with a gun before bursting into the 15-year-old’s room and shooting him in the head as he slept. 

The killing was described as ‘particularly heinous’ by Supreme Court Justice Ian Harrison on Friday before being sentenced to 40 years in prison with a non-parole period of 30 years.

With time served, his earliest possible release date is July 2047.   

Brayden (pictured) smiles for a school photo. Justice Ian Harrison said the ruthless killing was the 'callous and unjustified murder of an innocent boy' in his sentencing

Brayden (pictured) smiles for a school photo. Justice Ian Harrison said the ruthless killing was the 'callous and unjustified murder of an innocent boy' in his sentencing

Brayden (pictured) smiles for a school photo. Justice Ian Harrison said the ruthless killing was the ‘callous and unjustified murder of an innocent boy’ in his sentencing

The Daily Telegraph reported the court heard CC, born and raised in regional NSW, used drugs by 15 years old and was in jail at age 18.

Prior to this, his father was absent in his childhood, and his mother was an alcoholic.

He was also sent to live with his strict grandmother from the age of five in Sydney’s west, it reported. 

Court documents stated Hamzy typically recruited vulnerable ‘young Aboriginal men with substance addictions’.

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Hungry Jacks issues urgent alert after a staff member tests positive to COVID-19

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Hungry Jacks has issued an urgent warning after a staff member in regional Victoria tested positive to COVID-19.

The fast food giant’s Bakery Hill and Wendouree stores, 113km west of Melbourne, were immediately closed and staff were sent home after Monday’s positive result. 

‘All employees who had worked shifts with the identified worker at Wendouree have been notified to self-isolate and to get tested,’ a company statement read. 

Staff won’t be allowed to return to work until they are tested and complete 14 days in quarantine, The Ararat Advertiser reported. 

Hungry Jacks has closed the Bakery Hill and Wendouree stores, 113km west of Melbourne, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday (a sign posted on the door of the Wendouree store pictured)

Hungry Jacks has closed the Bakery Hill and Wendouree stores, 113km west of Melbourne, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday (a sign posted on the door of the Wendouree store pictured)

Hungry Jacks has closed the Bakery Hill and Wendouree stores, 113km west of Melbourne, after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday (a sign posted on the door of the Wendouree store pictured)

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Hungry Jacks for comment.  

The news comes as Victoria recorded 331 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths, taking the state’s death toll to 246 and the national figure to 331.

There have been 15,251 cases confirmed in Victoria so far, with 650 people currently in hospital. 

Of those, 47 are in intensive care and 24 are on ventilators. 

Victorian premier Dan Andrews said it was too soon to see what impact Melbourne’s stage four lockdown was having on coronavirus numbers. 

Staff at both stores will not be allowed to return to work until they have tested negative for COVID-19 and completed a 14-day quarantine (an empty Hungry Jacks pictured)

Staff at both stores will not be allowed to return to work until they have tested negative for COVID-19 and completed a 14-day quarantine (an empty Hungry Jacks pictured)

Staff at both stores will not be allowed to return to work until they have tested negative for COVID-19 and completed a 14-day quarantine (an empty Hungry Jacks pictured)

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New Zealand records four new COVID-19 cases and plunges back into lockdown

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New Zealand has plunged back into a strict lockdown after four members of one family tested positive for coronavirus – despite 102 days of zero community transmission. 

The nation has been the envy of the world for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis, particularly after passing the 100 day milestone.

But from midday on Wednesday, Auckland will reenter a stage three lockdown and the rest of the nation will enter a level two lockdown after new cases were identified on Tuesday.  

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scheduled a last minute press conference for about 9.15pm on Tuesday night as word spread of the lockdown.  

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scheduled a last minute press conference for about 9.15pm on Tuesday night as word spread of the lockdown

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scheduled a last minute press conference for about 9.15pm on Tuesday night as word spread of the lockdown

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern scheduled a last minute press conference for about 9.15pm on Tuesday night as word spread of the lockdown

Contact tracing is now underway among multiple workplaces across New Zealand, and close contacts of the confirmed cases have been instructed to self isolate. 

Ms Ardern is concerned about the origin of the virus, given the family have no links to overseas travel.

‘We have not yet been able to determine the source of these cases, there is no known link to hotel quarantine.

‘One of the most important lessons we have learned from overseas is to go hard at this… In line with our precautionary approach, we will be asking Aucklanders to take swift lockdown’.  

Ms Ardern admitted authorities are ‘expecting to see more cases’ linked to the cluster. 

The popular PM will plunge Auckland back into a stage three lockdown from Wednesday in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus as part of her ‘resurgence plan’.

‘You are asked to stay home in your bubble unless you are an essential worker’. 

All bars, restaurants and public services must close by midday on Wednesday, as gatherings of more than 10 are prohibited.

‘If you are in Auckland, we ask that you wear a mask when accessing essential services.’

The popular PM will plunge Auckland back into a stage three lockdown from Wednesday in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus as part of her 'resurgence plan'

The popular PM will plunge Auckland back into a stage three lockdown from Wednesday in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus as part of her 'resurgence plan'

The popular PM will plunge Auckland back into a stage three lockdown from Wednesday in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus as part of her ‘resurgence plan’

‘While this initial three day lockdown will primarily effect the Auckland region, I am asking our team of five million to stay alert as well. We have defeated this virus before and can do it again.’ 

The rest of the nation will enter a three day level two lockdown. 

If contact tracing and widespread testing do not identify the source of the current outbreak, the lockdown could be extended.

‘If we are not able to identify the source, we should be able to identify whether we have wider geographic spread.’

Authorities hope their swift action will help to manage the potential spread of the virus following the latest outbreak. 

New Zealand went into level 4 lockdown on March 25, acting swiftly once the threat of COVID-19 was present.

By April 27, the virus appeared somewhat under control and the lockdown was eased to level 3. 

May 13 signalled the beginning of level 2 lockdown while most restrictions were entirely eased on June 9. 

Ms Ardern said she has no doubt New Zealand will defeat the virus for a second time. 

More to come. 

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Australians could travel to Bali from NEXT MONTH as Indonesian officials push for travel bubble

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Australians could be allowed to travel to Bali from as early as next month as Indonesian officials push for a travel bubble between the two nations. 

Indonesia‘s Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said Australia is one of a select number of countries officials would like to welcome tourists ahead of plans to reopen Bali on September 11.

‘We have to carefully selected (countries), so I think Australia, New Zealand later on, China, of course, and maybe South Korea and Japan. We are studying day by day,’ he said. 

Indonesian officials are hoping to implement a travel bubble with Australia. Pictured: Atuh Beach in Bali (stock image)

Indonesian officials are hoping to implement a travel bubble with Australia. Pictured: Atuh Beach in Bali (stock image)

Indonesian officials are hoping to implement a travel bubble with Australia. Pictured: Atuh Beach in Bali (stock image)

Mr Luhut, who was speaking at an address to the Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club on Monday, said discussions would be held with the Australian government. 

‘Right now we negotiate with Australia. We will see what happens, what they need from us and what we need from them,’ he said.

‘We need to negotiate standard of care because nobody can claim they’re better than others. Look at America right now. Look at Singapore right now.’ 

Mr Luhut said he believes Indonesia is currently handling the coronavirus pandemic ‘okay’ but needs to remain vigilant. 

According to the minister, Indonesia remains on track to reopen its international borders in September. Bali welcomed domestic travellers on July 31 and saw about 4,000 additional arrivals daily. 

Tourism brings in billions of dollars to the Indonesian economy each year.

Indonesia's Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said his government would speak to Australia about the proposed travel bubble

Indonesia's Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said his government would speak to Australia about the proposed travel bubble

Indonesia’s Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said his government would speak to Australia about the proposed travel bubble

Pictured: Flight attendants wearing face mask walk through Bali's international airport during the coronavirus pandemic

Pictured: Flight attendants wearing face mask walk through Bali's international airport during the coronavirus pandemic

Pictured: Flight attendants wearing face mask walk through Bali’s international airport during the coronavirus pandemic

There were more than 16million visitors to Indonesia last year, including 1.3million Australians, Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Despite Mr Luhut’s hopeful comments, there is little indication the Australian government would implement a travel bubble with Indonesia anytime soon. 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia’s international borders remain closed for the foreseeable future and citizens are advised against leaving. 

On Tuesday, NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner warned border controls on visitors from coronavirus hotspots would remain in place for at least 18 months. 

Queensland has barred visitors from NSW and Victoria, while WA Premier Mark McGowan announced his borders could remain shut until mid-next year.

Indonesia has recorded more than 127,000 coronavirus cases and more than 5,700 deaths.  

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