Tag: Queensland

Domestic violence orders against Queensland police officers double in 2015

Updated December 14, 2015 20:02:34 Associated Story: Domestic violence funding in focus as national summit announced Related Story: Calls for support a lot more than double to Queensland domestic violence line The quantity of Queensland police officers subject to domestic violence orders (DVOs) has far more than doubled in a year, outstripping the improve in…


Fugitive who hid in Queensland bush camp returned to WA

Posted December 12, 2015 23:03:20 A drug trafficker who was located hiding in bushland in Queensland in October has been returned to Western Australia to serve out his sentence. Bernd Neumann was recaptured 20 months following fleeing from guards for the duration of a supervised sporting occasion in February 2014. He was 3 years into…


Queensland prisoners to get nearby milk right after MP complains about imports

By Isobel Roe and Isabella Higgins Updated December 12, 2015 16:40:08 Photo: Joe Bradley has been a dairy farmer for more than 40 years. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) 4 Queensland prisons have banned imported milk after a complaint from Katter’s Australian Party MP Shane Knuth. Mr Knuth said he was horrified to discover that since…


Queensland battles pest creeper on numerous fronts to save native plants

Posted December 12, 2015 15:08:01 Photo: Naomi Edwards appears for jewel beetles in a breeding greenhouse at Nerang. (ABC News: Tom Forbes) Catchment authorities are calling on folks to continue their fight against the introduced cat’s claw creeper, which is at present flowering in south-east Queensland. Cat’s claw boasts bright yellow flowers and was imported…


Queensland Nickel to go to trial more than alleged environmental breaches

Posted December 09, 2015 13:11:19 Clive Palmer’s troubled refinery Queensland Nickel is facing further problems with a magistrate today ordering the company to stand trial for alleged breaches of environmental regulations. The company has been charged with two counts of wilfully contravening its environmental authority. It is alleged one of its tailings ponds at its…


Four new faces in reshuffled Queensland Cabinet

Posted December 07, 2015 17:45:04 Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has brought 4 new faces into an expanded Cabinet in a reshuffle announced this afternoon. Bill Byrne becomes the new Minister for Police, right after Jo-Ann Miller resigned from Cabinet final week in response to criticism of her overall performance by Parliament’s ethics committee. The 4…


Glencore cuts 180 jobs at north Queensland coal mine

By Jonathan Hair Posted December 07, 2015 15:38:21 Mining giant Glencore has announced it is cutting 180 of the 230 jobs at its Collinsville mine in north Queensland as a outcome of falling coal rates. Glencore said most of the job cuts would occur from March 2016. In a statement, the mining giant stated decrease…


Wait for Galilee rail line an added stress for central Queensland farmers

Updated December 06, 2015 15:12:18 Central Queensland farmers are pushing for the State Government to enact significant alterations to legislation covering new mining projects in the Galilee Basin. In 2012, mining firm GVK Hancock received state and federal approval to build a 500-kilometre rail line from its coal mines close to Alpha to Abbot Point…


Embattled Queensland Police Minister survives no self-assurance vote

Posted December 03, 2015 01:21:57 Queensland’s embattled Police Minister has narrowly survived a no self-confidence motion produced against her in State Parliament, with only one particular Cabinet colleague jumping to her defence. Stress has been mounting on Jo-Ann Miller to either resign or be kicked out of Cabinet following a string of bungles. Opposition Leader…


Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel in ‘dire monetary situation’

Posted December 01, 2015 18:08:40 The West Australian Supreme Court has heard Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel refinery is in a dire economic position and could face unspecified consequences if his bid for a $ 48 million payment from one particular his Chinese enterprise partners is not met this week. Mr Palmer’s company Mineralogy is locked…