Townsville, Australia Newswire (Page 10)

Townsville, Australia Newswire (Page 10)

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  1. Clive Palmer says he will reopen the nickel refinery in Townsville but is waiting access to the PortRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | ABC News

    Controversial Queensland businessman Clive Palmer says the board of QNI Resources has voted to reopen the beleaguered Yabulu nickel refinery near Townsville, but he needs the Federal and State Government's help.

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  2. Mensink having 'too much fun' overseas to answer court questions, son saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | ABC News

    The son of fugitive Queensland Nickel director Clive Mensink says his father is "having way too much fun" overseas and has no plans to return to Australia to face questioning over the collapse of the Townsville refinery. Two arrest warrants have been issued for Mr Mensink , the nephew of Clive Palmer, who was Queensland Nickel's sole director when it collapsed in 2016, putting hundreds of people out of work.

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  3. The bizarre story of how Australia's floating hotel ended up in North KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Stuff.co.nz

    Queensland's ambitious floating hotel was a curiosity throughout its short life on the Great Barrier Reef during the 1980s. And since the ABC aired a story on it recently, Robert de Jong, managing curator at the Maritime Museum of Townsville, has found out just how curious Australians are about it still.

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  4. Conflicts of interest emerge in bank valuation with staff paid incentives for farm salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | ABC News

    The bank and financial royal commission has heard of inherent conflicts of interest in Bankwest's rural lending business where sales staff were allowed to value properties and also receive financial incentives for higher valuations. In evidence before the commission, Commonwealth Bank executive Sinead Taylor conceded the Bankwest subsidiary allowed sales staff to value properties up to $12.5 million, as long as the valuations were vetted.

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  5. Clive Palmer calls for Government support to reopen Townsville nickel refinery but Premier says noRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | ABC News

    Queensland's Premier has ruled out giving controversial businessman Clive Palmer any help to reopen the beleaguered Yabulu nickel refinery near Townsville, instead saying he should pay workers and bills. Mr Palmer said the board of QNI Resources voted to reopen the refinery, but he needed the Federal and State Governments to help him gain access to the Port of Townsville.

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  6. Qld refinery opening will happen: PalmerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | The Mercury

    Clive Palmer says he'll move to north Queensland as he tries to reopen his nickel refinery and considers re-entering federal politics. Clive Palmer says he'll save Townsville residents from unemployment when he reopens his nickel refinery and will be there to make it happen.

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  7. Two new books take a hard look at the fight against Adani - and for our futureRead the original story

    Jun 28, 2018 | Green Left Weekly

    Since it was first mooted in 2010, the Adani Carmichael Coal and Rail project in Queensland's Galilee Basin has proven controversial. It has faced a series of legal challenges by environment groups and Traditional Owners every step of the way, as well as campaigns by activists calling on financial institutions to divest from the fossil fuel industry.

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  8. Clive Palmer's elusive nephew loses appeal over two warrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Clive Palmer's elusive nephew Clive Mensink has lost an appeal against two warrants issued to bring him to Federal Court for questioning over the collapse of Queensland Nickel. He was the sole registered director of the company when it folded with debts of $300 million, causing the loss of hundreds of jobs at its Townsville refinery.

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  9. Boomerang IGARead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | ABC News

    Independent retailers including Westbury's IGA in Townsville transitioned to reusable bags well ahead of the Queensland ban. Owner Adam Westbury said of the four reusable options they offer, most customers chose the thicker HDPE plastic bags.

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  10. It's a stich-up as inmates and Girl Guides banish the plastic for boomerang bagsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | ABC News

    Ellie* has only been sewing a few months but she is powering her way through the production of fabric shopping bags ahead of Queensland's state-wide ban on single-use plastic bags. She is one of the women at the Townsville's Correctional Centre making up the reusable bags for Boomerang Bags Whitsundays.

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  11. Blake Green urges Warriors not to waste finals opportunity as they enter run homeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Stuff.co.nz

    Blake Green was always confident he could help turn the Warriors around but the veteran playmaker knows they will ultimately be judged on what happens over the next two months. Green has quickly developed into one of the Warriors' most important players since arriving from Manly in the off-season.

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  12. Warriors fizzing after week off: JohnsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Benalla Ensign

    Shaun Johnson says the value of him missing the Denver Test will be borne out in the NRL when the Warriors host Cronulla. Key playmaker Johnson confirmed Warriors management requested that he be unavailable for the controversial mid-season Test against England to help shake off some persistent niggles.

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  13. Bellamy upset on timing of US TestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2018 | Benalla Ensign

    Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has slammed the timing of the Denver Test which has seen a number of NRL teams unsure if their Kiwi players will be available for this round. The Storm are preparing for their Friday night clash with the Sydney Roosters in Adelaide with Bellamy saying he had no clue where prop Nelso Asofa-Solomona was or when he will arrive home.

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  14. Townsville policeman loses two fingers during arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Daily Mail

    Tactical policeman loses two fingers after bloodied 'stand-over man' on the run for two weeks 'rammed his vehicle into the officer's car' following chase A tactical police officer has lost two of his fingers after a violent criminal on the run allegedly rammed his car into the man's hand during a dangerous pursuit. Kasie Rice, 29, had allegedly been on the run since June 15 after allegedly cutting off his GPS tracker - sparking a huge manhunt in Townsville, North Queensland.

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  15. Principal scolds high school students for texting their parents during emergency lockdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 27, 2018 | Daily Mail

    A high school principal has chided students for contacting their parents during an emergency lockdown, claiming that it distracted staff and obstructed them from protecting those at risk. Townsville State High School in mid-north Queensland went into lockdown for approximately half an hour on Tuesday, in light of the 'potential risk' that one student's behaviour issues allegedly posed to others.

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  16. A budget of 'broken dreams', LNP leader Deb Frecklington saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Treasurer Jackie Trad handed down her first budget on Tuesday, the fourth for the Palaszczuk government, including a $1.51 billion surplus for last year - buoyed by favourable coal prices - and a forecast total debt of $83 billion by 2021-22. Those taxes include raising the transfer duty surcharge for foreign buyers of Queensland property to 7 per cent and an extra 2 per cent on the duty costs for buyers of luxury cars.

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  17. Housing sector, Electrical Trades Union hit out at Queensland budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | Sydney Morning Herald

    Main criticism of the 2018-19 budget was the decision to remove the First Home Owners boost and reduce the grant from $20,000 to $15,000. The Electrical Trades Union claimed aup to 500 overseas backpackers were now being bussed in by labour hire companies to work cheaply on Queensland's new solar farms.

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  18. Queensland budget 2018: Trad borrows big for infrastructure-led job pushRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2018 | ABC News

    Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad has revealed a new waste levy will boost government coffers by more than $1 billion as the state deals with the end of the mining and construction booms.

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  19. Rugby League: Kiwis coach Michael Maguire makes surprise captaincy announcementRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | The New Zealand Herald

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  20. NRL: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck set to return for WarriorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | The New Zealand Herald

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