63 Years Later, Last Public Housing Tenants In Sydney ‘Millionaire’s Row’ To Be Forced Out

When Christina Hinkley first laid eyes on her Sydney home in 1954 she couldn’t believe her luck.

‘My God, am I going to live here?’ she whispered as she arrived at the terrace just a few hundred metres from the city’s harbour and iconic bridge.

But after stubbornly refusing to leave for years, dementia sufferer Mrs Hinkley, 83, and her husband Chris, 67, will soon be kicked out of their four-storey castle.

The elderly couple is one of the last public housing families to be ejected from their Millers Point home under a New South Wales government scheme to sells off old properties for millions of dollars to pay for new housing commission homes.

‘There will be a tear in my eye when we leave,’ Mr Hinkley said.

Millers Point resident Chris Hinkley, 67, and his dementia sufferer wife Christine, 83, will be 'forced' to leave their home of several decades next February

The four-level terrace - which has eight rooms which can be used as multi-purpose areas - is one of the last homes where public housing tenants still live

After a long battle, Chris Hinkley and his wife will have to leave their apartment in February next year

The neighbour's view: A home just up the road from the Hinkleys sold in June 2016 for $4.6 million. It has views of the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and the five-star Park Hyatt Hotel

Quite the fancy street! The quiet, leafy pocket of The Rocks where the Hinkleys live is just a stone's throw from Australia's most famous vista

The home may be a little quirky and outdated – it has a bathroom on the balcony but the toilet is in the back yard.

It has been renovated slightly over the years but is now ‘getting a bit tired’ as the couple age.

As ‘tired’ as the property gets the couple are truly devastated it will no longer be called home.

‘We still have community meetings but people agree – it isn’t bad, but it is not the same.’

The couple will have a three month period to move from their home to their new home – in the hope a longer transition will be less of a shock for Mrs Hinkley.

Her little piano will go with them.

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32 Year Old Man Is Killed By A Rock Thrown off an Overpass

A 32-year-old man was tragically killed Wednesday night by a rock that smashed through his windshield after a group of teenagers threw it off an overpass.

Kenneth Andrew White was on his way home from a construction job when tragedy struck. He was riding in the passenger seat of a van.

The Police said the large rock struck the father-of-four in the head when it came crashing through the windshield.

White was immediately knocked unconscious. He was then rushed to the Hurley Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

Kenneth Andrew White (pictured), 32, was on his way home from a construction job when tragedy struck. He was riding in the passenger seat of a van that was traveling on Interstate 75 when the rock came crashing through the windshield

Photos of the scene show a gaping hole in the windshield of a white van with a ladder fastened on top

 

A GoFundMe account was set up for White's family to help with his burial. He's pictured with his wife Aimee

Photos of the scene show a gaping hole in the windshield of a white van with a ladder fastened on top.

Two large rocks were also found on the highway.

According to MLive, there were four other vehicles that reported hitting other large rocks on the highway.

One of those individuals was Jim Schultz who shared photos of his vehicle on Facebook, along with the rock that he hit while driving.

‘Someone threw boulders off the overpass and I saw two come down and ran over one,’ Schultz wrote.

An investigator from the Genesee County Sheriff's Office takes photos from the overpass where Dodge Road crosses Interstate 75 near the scene of a traffic fatality

Circles mark the scene on the road along Interstate 75 on Friday in Vienna Township, Michigan

Schultz said that the rock ‘ripped off’ his oil pan. He described it as 10-inch by 10-inch rock that was smaller than a basketball.

Photos of his vehicle showed the car leaking oil onto the pavement.

‘But the tragic thing was a van behind me had a boulder come through the window and kill the passenger,’ he added.

Police said they believe that the rocks may have been taken from another location and thrown off the overpass.

Schultz said he was ‘thankful to be safe’ and sent his prayers to White’s family.

Schultz said that the rock (pictured) 'ripped off' his oil pan. He described it as 10-inch by 10-inch rock that was smaller than a basketball

Authorities said several teens believed to be connected to the incident are in custody.

Police said the teens threw the rocks as part of a prank. Authorities did not release any more information.

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Barry Du Bois: The Living Room Host Reveals His Cancer Has Returned

The Living Room host Barry Du Bois, 57, has revealed his cancer has returned for a second time.

Barry, who was first diagnosed with plasmacytoma myeloma in 2010, made the heartbreaking announcement this Friday during a segment on Channel 10’s The Living Room.

During the interview, the R U OK ambassador revealed that his cancer is much more aggressive than his previous diagnosis six years ago but remained optimistic that he would beat his battle against the debilitating disease once again.'I will have the support to win it': TV personality Barry Dubois has revealed his cancer has returned

‘In the medical world, I am on the exit off the freeway, there is no doubt about that,’ he told the panel.

‘I have always backed myself and I will back myself on this and I will have the support to win it.’

‘I have the support of my family and my beautiful friends around me.’

'I have the support of my family and my beautiful friends around me': Barry,who was first diagnosed with plasmacytoma myeloma in 2010, made the heartbreaking announcement this Friday during a segment on Channel 10's The Living Room

Following up his emotional address, Barry then shared a heartfelt Instagram post pictured alongside his Living Room counterparts, thanking those who have given their unbridled support to the Channel Ten presenter.

‘The Living Room means more to me than most things on Earth, and it means an incredible amount to be loved by so many people,’ he captioned.

‘It means the world to me. I am going into this battle with the love, support and encouragement of my friends and family, and all of you. I’m going to beat what I have got, and hopefully inspire others to do so too.’

The suave TV personality is a household name thanks to his role on The Livingroom alongside Amanda Keller, Dr Chris Brown and Miguel Maestre

'What I have learnt is that you can't control everything in life': Barry said his optimistic outlook on the diagnosis has helped him in his fight against the disease

In an interview with Confidential on Friday, Barry elaborated on the topic of his positive attitude, saying that he chooses to focuses on the importance of family, and inspiring others around him that may be going through the same ordeal.

‘What I have learnt is that you can’t control everything in life,’ he told the publication.

‘I have a situation, I am going to make the most of that situation, and I am going to win this battle.’

He has now begun a round of chemotherapy which will last until Christmas, before receiving a stem cell transplant and bone marrow retrieval.

‘I am going to beat this and I want to inspire others in similar situations and for people to learn from my journey.’

In 2010, Barry was diagnosed with plasmacytoma myeloma a cancer that attacks a human’s healthy bone marrow.

He has now begun a round of chemotherapy which will last until Christmas, before receiving a stem cell transplant and bone marrow retrieval.

Barry is married to his partner Leonie, and is father to their five-year-old twins Arabella and Bennet.

Family man: Barry is married to his partner Leonie, and is father to their five-year-old twins Arabella and Bennet

Family man: Barry is married to his partner Leonie, and is father to their five-year-old twins Arabella and Bennet

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‘Drunk’ 21 Year Old Driver Kills Mother of Six Who Was On Her Way Home From Hospital

A allegedly drunk driver has been charged this week after killing a mother who was on her way home from visiting her premature twins in hospital.

Twenty-one-year-old Alexis Cina was almost three times over the legal limit when she lost control of her car, crossed the central median and slammed into mom-of-six Katie Evans, 37, in a horrific crash on October 6.

Evans had recently given birth to twin girls Sarah and Hannah – who were twelve weeks premature and weighed just one pound when they were born – and was on her way home from visiting the eight-week-old babies in hospital when she was killed.

She leaves behind her husband Jacob who works at an aerospace firm and four other boys: 12-year-old Spencer, 11-year-old Travis, nine-year-old Nathaniel and two-year-old Gideon.

Arrested: Alexis Cina, 21, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after killing a mom of six in a horrific crash

Tragedy: Mother of six Katie Evans was on her way home from hospital after visiting her premature twin daughters Sarah and Hannah (pictured) before the horrific crash

Evans’ body was thrown from her car and she was declared dead by first responders at the scene of the crash .

Cina was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving at the scene of the crash and had a  blood alcohol content of .21, far above the legal limit of .05.

But it was only on October 18 that Cina was charged with  manslaughter and driving under the influence, causing injury after being released on $200,000 bail.

Evans’ husband Jacob has been left devastated by the crash, and he has spoken about the heartbreaking night he lost his wife.

He told People:  “The last time I spoke to Katie was 11 o’ clock that night. She called me to let me know that she was going to be coming home … the hours between 2:30 [a.m.] and 5:30 [a.m.] were the longest of my life.

‘I called the hospital and she hadn’t been admitted so I was pretty sure that she hadn’t made it.’

Husband Jacob snuggling of the twins inside the California NICU

Evans’ twins were born twelve weeks premature by emergency C-section and weighed just one pound each.

She had previously had three miscarriages but she and her husband wanted to have another child similar to the age of their youngest son.

When she learned she was pregnant with two girls, she was delighted.

Her husband said: ‘She waited 15 years for these girls. They were incredibly precious to her.’

‘She was a devoted mother, sister and wife and will be immensely missed. Jacob is left to care for 6 kids by himself. There will be many childcare costs as well as unforeseen expenses.

A fundraiser for the family set up after Natalie's tragic death has raised over $300,000 

‘We know many would like to help but don’t know how to, or are too far away to help in person. If you would like to donate towards childcare and other expenses, you could make Jacob’s life a little easier.’

Initially, the target was set at $100,000 but this has been bumped to $500,000.

Ms Mortensen added: ‘Initially, Jacob thought he would have to uproot his kids and move them close to family but due to your generosity, he’s now beginning to explore how he can keep the family with their friends and neighbors.

‘We do not know how large expenses will be, but are very grateful for your generosity to my brother and his family.’

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Six Young Sydney Tradies Win $16.8 MILLION Powerball Jackpot

A group of young tradies say they’ll never work again after striking it rich in Powerball’s $16.8 million jackpot.

The anonymous syndicate of six Sydney mates in their 20s were the only division one winners from Thursday night’s Powerball draw. Each will take home a share worth more than $2.73 million.

The syndicate leader couldn’t believe the news when he was told on Friday morning.

The anonymous syndicate of six Sydney mates in their 20s were the only division one winners from Thursday night's Powerball draw (stock image)

‘Are you kidding me?!’ he exclaimed.

‘Oh my god! That’s mad! Sweet!

‘How do I get it?’

The happy man explained the private syndicate had only began earlier this year.

‘We’re all hardworking… except for one of us,’ he laughed.

‘We’re all going to quit at the same time! I’m never going to work again! I’m going to put the money to work to buy a house, buy another house and start building.

‘Bugger going back to work!’

The winning numbers in Powerball draw 1118 on Thursday 19 October 2017 were 11, 34, 17, 31, 8 and 9, while the all-important Powerball number was 16.

A group of young tradies say they'll never work again after striking it rich in Powerball's $16.8 million jackpot (stock image)

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15 Year Old Boy CHARGED With Raping 84 Year Old Perth Grandmother

A 15-year-old boy charged with raping an 84-year-old grandmother he allegedly then forced to shower in her own home was on parole for stealing a car.

The Perth boy, who cannot be named, is in custody after the woman was attacked in a home invasion about 5am on October 13.

Her attacker allegedly forced her to shower in front of him inside her home at Waikiki, an outer southern suburb of Perth, before stealing property and fleeing.

A 15-year-old boy (pictured) has been charged with raping an 84-year-old woman in Perth

West Australian forensic police at the scene of the attack on an 84-year-old grandmother

Police called to the scene of the rape and robbery of an elderly Perth woman on October 13

A law enforcement source said the boy was on parole at the time of the alleged attack.

The repeat offender was arrested numerous times last year for stealing and once for robbery before being jailed in late 2016.

After release he committed other offences while on parole and was jailed again.

The boy’s older cousin said the alleged rapist was recently released from Banksia Hill Detention Centre after serving time for stealing a car.

Banksia Hill, about 20km south of Perth’s CBD, is Western Australia’s only detention centre for offenders aged 10 to 17.

The pair met about 10am on October 13, just hours after the alleged crime, after the boy returned to Perth from staying with his uncle in south-west Western Australia.

‘I picked him up and later on we went to a party and then went home, but I took off in the morning,’ the cousin said.

The cousin said the boy was not acting out of the ordinary and was just happy to be home after serving his time.

Forensic police were called to the scene of the rape and robbery of an elderly Perth woman

A boy, 15, has been charged with raping and robbing an 84-year-old grandmother in Perth

‘He was just normal, quite like how he his all the time,’ he said.

The young man admitted his cousin had a history of burglaries, stealing from cars and other petty crime.

‘He only does it with other people though, never by himself,’ he said.

‘He’s just in with the wrong crowd and our uncles are known to do that kind of stuff.’

However, he said the family was shocked when they found out he was wanted by police.

‘He’s just a kid, he wouldn’t do this, he has to be innocent,’ he said.

‘I haven’t known him to be that kind of person, he’s quiet and he’s not even violent to be honest.

Banksia Hill Detention Centre is Western Australia's only facility for offenders aged 10 to 17

‘His mum’s been back and forward in mental health and this would be heartbreaking for her.

‘I don’t want to see him convicted for something he didn’t do.’

The cousin said the boy didn’t go to school and was on welfare, and bounced around the houses of family and friends.

The elderly woman was badly injured and severely traumatised after the attacker broke in while she was sleeping.

She was home alone when the teenager allegedly smashed his way into the house and pinned her to the ground.

Forensic police searched the woman’s home for evidence including her attacker’s DNA.

The woman was taken to Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital and later released.

The 84-year-old grandmother was taken to Perth's Fiona Stanley Hospital after her ordeal

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BREAKING: Melbourne Double Shooting – Two Man Rushed To Hospital

Two men have been rushed to hospital in serious conditions after a shooting at a tyre store on Friday afternoon.

One man was reportedly found lying in the driveway in a pool of his own blood at the Westwood Wheels and Tyres store in Ravenhall, in Melbourne’s far west.

Both men were rushed to Royal Melbourne Hospital, with one suffering injuries to his upper and lower body, while the other is believed to have only lower body injuries.

Images from the scene show clothes scattered across the driveway at the entrance to the store, where the wounded man was found lying.

Police believe there may have been multiple offenders who fired shots into the shop.

They are currently searching for the gunmen who reportedly fled the scene in a white car.

More to come

Two men have been rushed to hospital in serious conditions after a shooting at Westwood Wheels and Tyres store (pictured) in Ravenhall, in Melbourne's far west

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GOLD COAST Businessman Convicted of $68MILLION Dollar Tax Fraud Found Unconscious

 

A disgraced businessman and his wife have been found unconscious in their car after he failed to turn up to court to be sentenced for $68 million tax fraud.

Gold Coast man Michael John Issakidis, 73, was due to be sentenced on Thursday after he was found guilty of a multi-million-dollar tax evasion racket in June.

When he did not appear in court, police went to his mansion in Sovereign Islands, an affluent gated community on the Gold Coast, where they found Issakidis and his wife Donrecka unconscious inside one of their luxury cars in the garage.

Police found Issakidis and his wife Donrecka (pictured together) unconscious inside one of their luxury cars in the garage

They were reportedly found in a serious, but stable condition, The Courier Mail reported.

An ambulance was called to the address about 5.15pm on Thursday and the pair were rushed to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

Issakidis was found guilty on June 13 of conspiring to cause loss to the Commonwealth and to dealing with property believing it to be the proceeds of crime.

Police arrived at the home when an arrest warrant was issued after Issakidis failed to show at court.

The arrest warrant was issued when the Australian Federal Police, Issakidis’ legal team, and his brother failed to reach him or his wife.

More than $40 million in luxury assets linked to Issakidis were seized in a 2012 Federal Police raid 

When he did not appear in court, police went to his mansion in Sovereign Islands, an affluent gated community on the Gold Coast

Federal Police raids show Issakidis being lead out of his home by detectives 

Supreme Court Justice Ian Harrison said he held grave concerns for the fraudster after he failed to show.

‘I can’t help but have some concerns about this and I don’t mean legal concerns,’ Justice Harrison said.

Issakidis’ lawyer Paul McGirr also feared for his client’s well-being.

‘My concerns are unfortunately much more grave as he was always contactable and I have not spoken with him since yesterday. Time will tell,’ Mr McGirr told The Courier Mail.

The Gold Coast man’s business partner Anthony James Dickson was sentenced to at least nine years behind bars for his involvement in the fraud racket.

More than $40 million in luxury assets linked to Issakidis were seized in a 2012 Federal Police raid.

More than $40 million in luxury assets linked to Issakidis (pictured) were seized in a 2012 Federal Police raid

The men funneled $68 million through the scheme, which they splashed on luxury homes, cars and boats (pictured) 

The pair’s company NeuMedix reportedly operated sham medical patents.

The scheme involved a company called Athena, which was controlled by Issakidis’ business partner Dickson.

Through the company Athena, the men would sell the patents to NeuMedix for hundreds of millions of dollars, as claimed in fraudulent documents.

In actual fact, the men paid a low amount for the rights of emerging medical technologies, and lied in tax returns.

The Federal Police seized $40 million in assets reportedly the proceeds of crime 

The scheme showed up on tax returns between 2007 and 2010.

The men funneled $68 million through the racket, which they splashed on luxury homes, cars and boats.

If you are experiencing mental health difficulties, or know someone who is, phone Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636.

The men funneled $68 million through the scheme, which they splashed on luxury homes, cars and boats

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6 Year Old Brisbane Girl Abducted, Man ARRESTED

A man has been arrested after the attempted abduction of a six-year-old girl was foiled when her screams woke her parents.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Thursday morning after the young girl was taken from her bed following a break-in at her home on Pinelands Steet, Logan, south of Brisbane.

The incident occurred at the family home on Monday.

A 19-year-old man was arrested on Thursday morning after the young girl was taken from her bed after a break-in at her home on Pinelands Steet, Logan

A man scaled a fence and broke into the house by reaching through a dog door and unlocking the back door just before dawn.

The man crept past the girl’s sleeping parents and went upstairs to her bedroom.

He scooped her up from her bed and carried her downstairs before the girl realised it wasn’t one of her parents holding her, according to Detective Senior Sergeant Grant Ralston.

The man told the girl to be quiet and covered her mouth, but she managed to fight him off and screamed, alerting her parents.

The man crept past the girl's sleeping parents and went upstairs to her bedroom (stock image)

Mr Ralston said the man then ‘cowardly assaulted’ the girl by punching her in the face.

Her parents woke during the struggle and the girl’s father confronted the man, who then fled on a BMX bike.

The man had been seen lurking in the area 90 minutes before he broke into the home.

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Adorable Baby Girl Couldn’t Contain Her Emotion As She Heard Her Mother’s Voice For The Very First Time

The beautiful moment the baby realizes she’s experiencing something she never has before was captured in an emotional video. When her mother first says ‘hello’ to her, the baby looks confused, yet smiles at the sound.

Watch above, and make sure you have tissues handy!