The disastrous COVID continues to spread right across Australia at the exact rate predicted by the medical and virology experts that no one is listening to because their solutions will force businesses to compromise slightly. Of the confirmed coronavirus cases in Australia, 78 are in NSW — 34 of whom were returned overseas travellers.Sydney teen stabbed in schoolyard fight
Queensland is still seeing growing numbers of infections, including the recent diagnosis of visiting Hollywood star Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, who are currently being quarantined in the Gold Coast hospital. South Australians and Tasmanians are also dealing with some of the earlier cases recorded in Australia, while also attempting the minimise the spread of the virus by not going out and doing fun stuff — which is very out-of-character for the Southerners.
However, in a bizarre anomaly, the one region in Australia that is seeing the lowest number of COVID infections is one the areas that must be the most disadvantaged when it comes to accessing health services.
As of this morning, Mount Druitt in Western Sydney currently has the lowest count of coronavirus cases in Australia — as numbers surge elsewhere. Experts say the semi-rural ghetto remains safe in the face of the pandemic due mainly to their fashion sense.
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has today come out and congratulated Mount Druitt residents for their efforts in taking extra precautions in these troubled times. The Premier went on to offer stern advice to the rest of the state, as this flu continues to infect Australians going into winter.
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I don't know what happened," he said. He's a good person, he's a good man.MT DRUITT police officer Matthew Ireland has been donning his police blues for 19 years, but the senior policeman has never been the victim of an attack like he was at the weekend. Since then though, Insp Ireland has been inundated with messages of support and love from his policing community and Mt Druitt locals. This expression from such a wide cross section of people has been a very unexpected consequence of being injured.
Insp Ireland was driving a patrol car in Emerton just after midnight on Sunday when he saw a fight between two men, and jumped out of his car to intervene.
It was there, in an allegedly drug-fuelled brawl, that a third man struck him on the head with a glass bottle — causing a deep cut to his head. It has been a challenging incident to come to terms with for the officer who has been at the Mount Druitt Police Area Command since A man who was arrested but released on the night of the incident as he stood near the scene of the incident shirtless and covered in blood, was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon.
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Rail services to Mount Druitt commenced on 19 August The railway station operated as the post office between and The station had two platforms and a level crossing at the western end and included small goods yard, servicing a small mill.
A railway gatekeeper's lodge was built circaand was later converted to the station master's cottage. It was later sold and converted to commercial use. Inthe railway station was relocated approximately metres east to service a new shopping centre that was locally known as "The Great Western" and is now owned by Westfield.
The old railway station was demolished almost immediately, although the level crossing remained until a road bridge carrying Carlisle Avenue over the railway line was completed.
A footbridge was also built for pedestrians. The bed hospital was opened following significant fundraising and political agitation from the local community due to perception that the community was unable to access medical services at either Blacktown or Nepean Hospitals. This was to become the first metropolitan area courthouse to utilise "circle sentencing", with aims to reduce over representation of Indigenous Australians in custody.
It was probably built by John Harris in the mids; the land on which it was built was originally part of Druitt's property. Later it was sold to Robert Kennedy.
Kennedy left it to the Presbyterian Church when he died, and it was used for some time as a manse.
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It was acquired by Blacktown City Council in and restored. It is now the headquarters of the Mt Druitt Historical Society and is open to the public. It has both a local government and state government heritage listing. The Mount Druitt township was serviced by a relatively small shopping area known as Mount Druitt Village. The Westfield corporation took over the shopping centrewhich is now known as Westfield Mount Druitt, located on the corner of Carlisle Avenue and Luxford Road, both major roads in the area.
The complex has over stores, ranging from discount department stores to specialty shops. Shopsmart is another shopping centre located in the suburb. Other services such as a hospital, coffee shops, small bars, council-operated swimming pool and library are all located within walking distance of the railway station.
Much of the Housing commission has been sold off to Developers and the area is being revitalized - with Mixed use developments taking place.
The area is becoming extremely popular with the Chinese, Thai and Filipino community.
Mount Druitt Records Lowest Rates Of Coronavirus Cases In Australia
Due to the affordability, excellent schools, parks and transport links. Mount Druitt has been one of the main hotspots for gangs and violent crime in Sydney in recent years. The suburb is known for its high rates of robbery, drugs offences and murder. Police figures for included incidents of violence and sexual offences and incidents of antisocial behaviour. In this period, police abandoned more than 41 percent of cases as no culprit was identified.
A large number of street gangs are based in Mount Druitt. Sons of Samoaa Crips-affiliated street gang, are also reported to operate in Mount Druitt, despite being based in Long Beach, California. Members of local gangs are mostly in their late teens or early 20s, with gang leaders usually being childhood friends. Brought up in one of Sydney's poorest suburbs, some gang members reportedly move from house to house on an almost nightly basis, making it harder for the police to track them.
Gangs in Mount Druitt have been known to have an ongoing rivalry with gangs from Doonsidewhich have resulted in numerous shootings, stabbings and kidnappings. Gang wars in Mount Druitt and surrounding Western Sydney suburbs have led to many deaths, most notably that of Tino Henry, who was stabbed to death aged 20 in October by a year-old Mount Druitt gang member. Mount Druitt suffers from high rates of gun crime.A concerning escalation in street violence by warring gangs in Sydney's west has led to the establishment of a special police strike force.
Strike Force Imbara will use "high-impact" strategies to dismantle criminal groups involved in violent acts and was formed following a frightening daylight brawl in the Parramatta CBD last month. The brawl erupted at a busy intersection outside Westfield Parramatta at lunchtime to the shock of onlookers.
Video, given exclusively to 7NEWS, showed one of the brawlers wielding a large knife. At the time, police said the violence was linked to an ongoing feud between two rival gangs.
Investigators are conducting inquiries into a number of other assaults and public acts of violence which they believe are also linked to gangs. This includes a large brawl at a hotel at Mt Druitt on July 10, in which two men were stabbed and another was hit by a vehicle. News Chevron Right Icon Crime. Street gang violence in western Sydney prompts special police strike force.
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Young people are being lured into gang environments by social media videos including rap music, similar to gang culture in the US. Police are teaming up on Strike Force Imbara to crack down on the criminals, following an alleged daylight brawl in Parramatta CBD last month which saw nine men arrested and charged.
Another alleged brawl at a hotel at Mt Druitt on July 10 saw two men stabbed and another hit by a vehicle.
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A year-old man also was arrested by investigators last Thursday and charged over riot and gun offences. He was refused bail at Mt Druitt Local Court. Three other men — aged 22, 26, and 29 — have also been charged under Strike Force Imbara for allegedly breaching their bail, while a fifth man, aged 22, was charged over recording in court. According to reports, the Frank Baxter juvenile Detention centre, where inmates brawled last week, was sparked by a gang turf war.
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