February 2016

Commented on a story 5th Feb 2016 7:56 PM

THE Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) plans to cut staff from almost all its regional stations across Australia over the next five years.

BoM to cut staff to all regional stations except Cairns

"What an utterly disgraceful demonstration by the genius' running the country... CSIRO, BoM..."

December 2015

Commented on a story 20th Dec 2015 9:59 AM

MANY of Mackay’s major employers paid zero corporate tax in a year, an Australian Taxation Office (ATO) report has revealed.

ATO claims many large employers paid no corporate tax

"Okay some companies claim they have incurred loses for one reason or another. Maybe that is genuine..."

Commented on a story 1st Dec 2015 5:46 PM

HARBOURING criminals, not shipping terminals, at Dudgeon Point is Mark McGrath’s answer to ‘bullet-proofing’ the economy.

'Bullet-proof' region's economy with Dudgeon Point prison

"Who is Mark McGrath? Firstly has this chap ever visited the site and taken note of environmental..."

November 2015

Commented on a story 25th Nov 2015 7:27 PM

MINER BMA has claimed low unemployment rates in central Queensland during the mining boom meant the company could not staff some mines with locals.

BMA says FIFO was the only option for Caval Ridge and Daunia

"What a cop out of excuse. BMA/BHP's claim that 10-% FIFO being the only option, is nothing more than..."

Commented on a story 10th Nov 2015 12:09 PM

AMANDA Camm is urging council to wait until after next year’s local government election before appointing a new chief executive officer.

Camm: CEO appointment should wait until after election

"Given the LGA elections are still 4-5 months away, and to then to start a CEO selection process at that..."

October 2015

Commented on a story 29th Oct 2015 7:49 AM

FLYNN MP Ken O'Dowd has called on unions to heed the benefits of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, saying the latest union attack is “irrelevant”.

O'Dowd tells unions to “stop the rot” over free trade

"Well doesn't this demonstrate that the Trade Union movement and the ALP aren't "joined at the hip" as..."

Commented on a story 23rd Oct 2015 10:10 AM

ANYONE searching for optimism in Collinsville need look no further than Frank Creighton.

Side-by-side solar and coal station to come to Collinsville

"Solar thermal with gas backup would leverage much of existing infrastructure making the facility 24/7..."

Commented on a story 22nd Oct 2015 6:37 PM

MPs Michelle Landry and George Christensen must reveal details about how their proposed amendment to the Fair Work Act 2009 would actually work to fix FIFO

Amendments to fix 100% compulsory FIFO questioned by CFMEU

" BHP were the ones not happy with the 70/30 (70% FIFO) deal and went back to co-ordinator general..."

Commented on a story 22nd Oct 2015 6:36 PM

MPs Michelle Landry and George Christensen must reveal details about how their proposed amendment to the Fair Work Act 2009 would actually work to fix FIFO

Amendments to fix 100% compulsory FIFO questioned by CFMEU

"BHP/BMA are the ones who went "overboard" Caval and Daunia were originally approved as 70% FIFO /..."

Commented on a story 22nd Oct 2015 5:50 PM

PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk is in Mackay today to chair the first of state government’s biofutures cabinet committee meetings.

Palaszczuk in Mackay: What would you ask her about?

"Biofuels is a good concept, but is Mackay the best location. You need cheap water, plenty of..."

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