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Sat 29 Feb 2020

Push to shield mine supervisors from industrial manslaughter

premium_icon Push to shield mine supervisors from industrial manslaughter

Union claims the move would ‘make a mockery of leadership accountability on mine safety’.

Coronavirus, recession fears wipe $12 trillion from markets

premium_icon Coronavirus, recession fears wipe $12 trillion from markets

Wall Street stocks have suffered another downbeat to conclude the worst week since the 2008 financial crisis.

$26.9m repairs to shut ‘critical’ Reef HQ for 12 months

premium_icon $26.9m repairs to shut ‘critical’ Reef HQ for 12 months

The ageing Reef HQ is in such a critical state of disrepair much of its structure is no longer safe.

Struggling retirees return back to work

premium_icon Struggling retirees return back to work

While debate rages on whether the compulsory super guarantee rate should rise, a new report shows many Australians don’t have enough money once they stop work.

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Clive Palmer facing possible jail over fraud allegation

premium_icon Clive Palmer facing possible jail over fraud allegation

Billionaire Queensland mining magnate Clive Palmer has been hit with fraud charges by corporate watchdog ASIC.

NBN puts ‘handbrake’ on speed

premium_icon NBN puts ‘handbrake’ on speed

The multibillion-dollar network designed to deliver high-speed broadband in Australia may force more people on to fast mobile plans, an inquiry has heard.

Two months of free hols for 45,000 Qld workers

premium_icon Two months of free hols for 45,000 Qld workers

Close to 45,000 Qldworkers are about to get access to two months of long-service leave for the first time under a new scheme being introduced by Qld gov

Resort owner reveals surprising virus upside

premium_icon Resort owner reveals surprising virus upside

Resort owner Dr Jerry Schwartz says the coronavirus sweeping through the world can only benefit his hotel assets.

‘Taking the piss:’ Worker sacked for Hitler meme wins appeal

‘Taking the piss:’ Worker sacked for Hitler meme wins appeal

The worker’s union has praised a decision to give an employee back his job, saying staff need to be free to make jokes about management.

New Australian lion discovered

New Australian lion discovered

A new type of marsupial lion has been discovered in Queensland after palaeontologists found one like nothing that had been seen before.

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Where you can find 63,000 new jobs in Australia

premium_icon Where you can find 63,000 new jobs in Australia

One group of professionals is forecast to grow 20 per cent over the next five years, creating more than 63,000 extra jobs across Australia.

Drought breaks for winemaker

premium_icon Drought breaks for winemaker

Out at the Granite Belt the Costanzo family can legitimately claim to have weathered one of the worst years ever experienced on a family farm - but there's hope

CEO resignation stalls major decision on hotel deal

premium_icon CEO resignation stalls major decision on hotel deal

A multi-million-dollar deal, years in the making, has been stalled by the shock resignation of the former Sunshine Coast Council CEO.

Inside the seedy underbelly of our toxic meth houses

premium_icon Inside the seedy underbelly of our toxic meth houses

“IT IS the asbestos of the 20th century”. That is Mark Jarvis’s description of meth, after spending the past two years cleaning houses in Central Queensland.

‘Sick of the boom and the bust’: Gladstone's hydrogen future

premium_icon ‘Sick of the boom and the bust’: Gladstone's hydrogen future

A CAUTIOUS approach has been taken with comparisons between Gladstone’s LNG boom and a burgeoning hydrogen industry.

$1.3 million claimed for CQ mine site brake drum injury

premium_icon $1.3 million claimed for CQ mine site brake drum injury

The court documents claim BMA failed to provide a safe and adequate workplace, plant and equipment.

Thu 27 Feb 2020

Aussie chain’s Australia Post battle

Aussie chain’s Australia Post battle

A struggling retailer claims to be locked in a cruel 'David and Goliath' battle that has left 2000 parcels and 60 jobs in limbo.

Telstra plans to ‘supercharge’ 5G network

premium_icon Telstra plans to ‘supercharge’ 5G network

A new generation of 5G will be tested in Australia this year, and experts say it will offer downloads up to three times as fast as the NBN’s top speed.

Where’s our money: Heston Blumenthal staff waiting for pay

premium_icon Where’s our money: Heston Blumenthal staff waiting for pay

Life has not been easy for the skilled staff from Dinner by Heston who saw the restaurant go-under. Now it turns out things have been made even tougher.

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