Three men remain in critical condition a Brisbane
Three men are struggling to survive after two of them were allegedly stabbed with a weapon of unknown origin, and the third was bashed with a hammer. According to the reports, emergency services reached two homes on Lytton Road in Hemmant in Brisbane's east at around 3 AM on Saturday and found four injured men. The paramedics took two fo them to Princess Alexandra Hospital as they were in critical condition. One of them suffered shoulder injuries while others suffered from abdominal injuries. The third man was taken to Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital.
The officials said that he has been hit on the head with a hammer and is fighting for his life. The fourth one is now in stable condition with abdominal injuries. The police said that they are investigating the matter.
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According to the reports, the police had charged an Iraqi national over smuggling venture, which resulted in the deaths of 350 people when one of his boats sank in International waters in 2001. The 43-year-old man was taken into custody at Brisbane Airport on Friday. He will be extradited to New Zealand. He was taken to court before Brisbane Magistrate on Saturday and was sent to remand till October 31st.
The police said that he is a part of a syndicate that took payments from the passengers and promised them to send them to Indonesia. They also promised them accommodation and transport. However, the boat carrying hundreds of people sank in the international waters before they could reach the destination. According to the police, he will be presented in court on 31st October.
The number of passengers expected by Brisbane Cruise Terminal has crossed their expectations. The cruise terminal is expecting its two millionth passenger by this year. The terminal underwent a redevelopment project this year in September. The modifications made will enhance the user experience. It will integrate the terminal into the entertainment and dining area, which are already established. Managing Director, Lee Butterworth said that the redevelopment project was in its final stage in September. He added that he expects other destination to adopt the model of boutique port integrated with retail and residential made by Brisbane Cruise Terminal.
The redevelopment project has also seen the upgrade of Macarthur Avenue, which gives direct access to the terminal. The update of Macarthur Avenue is part of another infrastructure project which was planned for a broader Northshore Hamilton precinct. Top of Form
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A new campaign will show Brisbane as the perfect travel destination to Indians. The campaign will feature famous Australian fast bowler Brett Lee. The campaign will show various famous landmarks of Brisbane in the Story Bridge, Brisbane River, Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Tangalooma and the CBD. The campaign will start now and will run till March 2020.
The campaign will run all across mass media channels and will use Social Media as well. It will also run a competition and will give a chance to five Indian travellers to a free trip of Tangalooma Island Resort. More than 300,000 Indians visited Australia last year with more than 10% choosing Brisbane as their preferred destination. India is seen as one of the fastest-growing outbound travel markets in the World. An official of the campaign said that they are excited to launch the campaign for Indians.
The LNP council of Brisbane took a tough decision against the members of Extinction Rebellion. The Council has banned the activists from the group from using their libraries and other facilities of the Council. The ban will disallow the members of the group from using their facilities in organizing their protests. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner put an urgency motion in a council meeting on Tuesday.
He argued that the facilities of the Council are not suitable places for organizing the meetings of establishments that are in support of illegal activities. The motion also said that Extinction Rebellion falls under this category. Schrinner added that the group that had repeatedly blocked traffic in different parts of the World and have disrupted the city actively due to their protests. The environmental activist, therefore, should no longer be allowed to use the Council’s facilities. The ban also includes some of the council parks in addition to the libraries.
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A tourist made an alarming discovery when she picked a discarded plastic bottle to throw in dustbin on Sydney’s Brighton-Le-Sands beach. The police said in the report that when the tourist spotted the camera in a plastic water bottle to film mothers and sisters on a beach, she called the police. Michelle Montcourt, from Mexico, was the one who found the camera while sunbathing on the south end of the beach.
She said he threw a water bottle behind her and walked away. When she picked the bottle to throw in a dustbin, she saw him running off. At this time, she noticed the camera. St George Police has confirmed receiving the complaint and said that the investigation is underway. The device seems to be made by a professional.
The upcoming proposed flight from New York to Sydney will be first of its kind as it is going to be a 20-hour nonstop flight. The pilots have to undergo many tests, including urine samples and brain monitoring, to test fatigue levels. According to the reports, Boeing and Airbus are still developing aircrafts modifications required for such a long flight with a full payload.
Qantas is going to test Boeing 989-9 flight between New York to Sydney for the first time. The main question here if such a long flight is bearable or not. The Australian airline wants to see what are the possibilities of such flights under its Project Sunrise. It is going to be a 10000 miles trip which will take off on Friday night from New York and lands on Sunday morning Local Time in Australia.