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Fri 16 Oct 2020

More jobs to go as mine faces uncertain future

Premium Content More jobs to go as mine faces uncertain future

About 90 jobs are expected to go from New Hope Group as part of a major restructure amid ongoing uncertainty about the future of its New Acland coal mine.

Wed 14 Oct 2020

Childcare costs: Most expensive areas revealed

Premium Content Childcare costs: Most expensive areas revealed

Queensland families have been hit with some of the biggest increases in childcare costs in the country, with some areas seeing prices soar up to $2700 a year.

Tue 13 Oct 2020

Brett Forte’s killer ‘convinced police were out to get him’

Premium Content Brett Forte’s killer ‘convinced police were out to get him’

Details have been heard in a coroner’s court of how the crazed gunman who killed officer Brett Forte was “convinced police were out to get him”

RATED: Every childcare centre in Queensland

Premium Content RATED: Every childcare centre in Queensland

The number of government inspections of Queensland childcare centres is less than half of what it was in 2019, and some haven’t been inspected since 2012.

Where you can find a job in Queensland right now

Premium Content Where you can find a job in Queensland right now

We can reveal the 90,000 jobs, by region, that are waiting to be filled as the Australian employment market slowly recovers from the shock of COVID-19.

Mon 12 Oct 2020

Free childcare, no penalty rates: Solving our jobs crisis

Premium Content Free childcare, no penalty rates: Solving our jobs crisis

Free childcare, no penalty rates for small business and more controversial moves have been mooted by a think tank of experts at News Corp’s Jobs360 panel.

Vegan protesters target abattoir 'animal hell'

Premium Content Vegan protesters target abattoir 'animal hell'

THE activists say the meat industry is fraught with cruelty and prone to animal welfare abuses.

MEGA GALLERY: 50+ photos that captured the 2020 Warwick Cup

Premium Content MEGA GALLERY: 50+ photos that captured the 2020 Warwick Cup

From the most fashionable to the biggest partygoers, here are the photos you can’t miss from the 2020 race day.

Motorist dies after truck, car collide

Premium Content Motorist dies after truck, car collide

Police are investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of one motorist and put a second in hospital.

Queensland businesses ‘won’t hire’ new staff

Premium Content Queensland businesses ‘won’t hire’ new staff

Small business owners are afraid to hire staff amid COVID-19 uncertainty, and one Queenslander explains why he won’t be bringing anyone new on.

Sun 11 Oct 2020

Full list: Every finalist in prestigious Qld teaching awards

Premium Content Full list: Every finalist in prestigious Qld teaching awards

Queensland’s most outstanding teachers have been recognised for their profound impact with 30 finalists named for the state’s prestigious teaching accolade.

Fri 9 Oct 2020

Premier’s ‘48-hour rule’ was never endorsed by experts

Premium Content Premier’s ‘48-hour rule’ was never endorsed by experts

A strict deadline imposed by Qld giving NSW contact tracers just 48 hours to find the source of a COVID case was not accepted by health experts.

Industry losing $10 billion a month

Industry losing $10 billion a month

It’s an industry in crisis, and it took the biggest impact from the coronavirus lockdowns. But now the tourism bosses are fighting back.

Aged care residents felt unsafe in their own rooms

Premium Content Aged care residents felt unsafe in their own rooms

RESIDENTS of a Toowoomba aged care facility felt unsafe because of the “complex behaviours” of their fellow residents, an audit report has found.

Thu 8 Oct 2020

Qld’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ jobs boom

Premium Content Qld’s ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ jobs boom

A new report has revealed Queensland may be sitting on an employment boom that could create tens of thousands of jobs.

Tax cuts for Queenslanders in time for Christmas

Premium Content Tax cuts for Queenslanders in time for Christmas

In an early Christmas gift most Aussie workers will be likely to get some extra cash in their pay packet. There’s just a few hurdles that need to be cleared first.

Wed 7 Oct 2020

SHOCKING: Burnett punters lose millions on pokies in July

Premium Content SHOCKING: Burnett punters lose millions on pokies in July

FIGURES reveal punters’ losses at the pokies have skyrocketed in the South Burnett since lockdown ended, but a gambling reform advocate says it's not surprising.

Aged care facility used chemical restraints without consent

Premium Content Aged care facility used chemical restraints without consent

MORE than 20 residents of a Toowoomba aged care facility were being restrained with medication without consent or medical authorisation, a report has found.

Exclusive: The only leader voters trust with our economy

Premium Content Exclusive: The only leader voters trust with our economy

It’s one of the biggest issues of the forthcoming election: Which leader will do a better job managing the state’s economic recovery and creating jobs?

Tue 6 Oct 2020

Teen killed in crash soon-to-be father of twins

Premium Content Teen killed in crash soon-to-be father of twins

A 16-year-old boy killed in a horror rollover at Cecil Plains overnight has been remembered as a cherished friend and soon-to-be father.

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