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Mining Union Seeking Millions For Casual Coal Miners

Image By Sardaka - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 The CFMEU has filed a landmark class action to win back millions of dollars in unpaid entitlements for coal miners misclassified as casuals by labour hire firm WorkPac. The union’s class action against one of Australia's largest labour hire companies will aim to...

Ergon’s Newest Apprentices Take Up The Reins

Adam Mitchell (Home Hill), Jessica Doolan (Cairns), Jeremy Gage (Townsville), Lachlan Minster (Mackay), Melinda Williams (Toowoomba), Matthew Craven (Bundaberg), Michael O’Shannessy (Mackay) and Laith Ogden (Gladstone) have wrapped up training in Townsville and joined the teams at their new depots. Queensland’s newest electricity industry professionals are starting to learn the ropes...

Activist Defies Premier’s Lock-On Laws On Adani’s Carmichael Site

Image Supplied  A climate activist has locked himself to machinery on the site of Adani’s Carmichael mine on Wdednesday, ignoring the Queensland’s Government’s move to outlaw lock-on devices. Emu Park-based father John Williams locked himself to a drill rig – stopping work on the controversial project a day after Premier Anastasia Palaszczuk promised...

Adani Confirms Global Engineering Firm Has Severed Ties

A global engineering firm has severed ties with Adani, under mounting pressure from protestors. Aurecon has told Adani Australia that it will finalise its working relationship with it. An Adani Australia spokesperson said “Aurecon has notified Adani Australia that it will finalise its working association with Adani, following a relationship with Abbot...

Resources Council Supports Crack Down On Rail Protests

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Queensland Government’s announcement of new powers to crack down on extremist activists who are risking their own lives and the lives of others with their reckless tactics. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the new offence to prevent dangerous devices being used to shut down...

Vegetation Fire Still Alight Near Miriam Vale

UPDATE 20/8/19 2:00PM | Crews are still monitoring that bushfire alight near Miriam Vale.   It is burning near Seeds Road, Mitchell Road and Gorge Road, Lowmead. Firefighters have contained the fire and will continue to strengthen containment lines throughout the afternoon and into the evening. There is no threat to property at this...

Bundaberg Police Experience All The Fun Of The Fair

Image Credit: QPS  Over the weekend, police attended the St Luke’s Anglican School Community Fair and what a fun filled day it was. The fair was open to the whole community, so the police set up their crime prevention display across from the main stage. The crime prevention stand proved to be lots...

QANTAS Offering Big Discounts To Encourage Travel

Qantas plane wing flying.  Image Credit: Michelle Price  QANTAS is offering bigger discounts for last minute fares for residents in 16 regional towns. Maximum fares, approximately $400 per sector to capital cities (approx. $800 return), are on offer.   The national carrier will invest up to $10 million each year in providing flight discounts...

Blaze Sparks Near Gayndah

A grass fire has sparked near Gayndah. Crews are fighting the flames near Humphery Binjour Road and Gayndah Mundubbera Road, Humphery. This fire broke out on Monday and is posing no threat to property at this time. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze. Residents should close windows and doors, and keep respiratory medication close...

Vegetation Fire Sparks Near Miriam Vale

A vegetation fire has sparked at Lowmead near Miriam Vale. It is burning near Seeds Road, in the vicinity of Gorge Road. Firefighters are working to contain the blaze and there is no threat to property at this time. Smoke may affect the area. Residents are asked to close windows and doors. Those suffering...

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