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Explosions, fire at construction site in Circular Quay

Feb 13, 2018

A major fire has broken out at a construction site in Circular Quay, with billowing smoke turning the CBD "pitch black" and sparking a huge response from fire crews. Emergency services were called about 8.50am and within an hour there were 16 fire crews and more than 60 fire fighters fighting the blaze at Pitt Street and Alfred Street, a Fire and ...

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Nepal, Australia to carry out study for direct flight

Oct 27, 2017

Australia, October 27 Nepal and Australia will carry out a study in a bid to launch the direct flight service between two countries. In a meeting held between Nepali Ambassador to Australia Lucky Sherpa and Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop in Canberra on Thursday, offices of two countries agreed to carry out the study. During...

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China trade disappoints with imports and exports both slowing in July

Aug 9, 2017

While imports grew for the ninth consecutive month, they cooled markedly in July, posing questions about strength of the local economy. Exports also slowed to most trading partners, with South Korean trade halved and a noticeable slowing of shipments to the US and Europe. However, the performance was good enough to see China's trade surpl...

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Amazon's Melbourne move could create 'thousands' of jobs but bankrupt retailers

Aug 5, 2017

Amazon's decision to move into Melbourne has been celebrated as a win for jobs, but billionaire entrepreneur Gerry Harvey warns the online shopping giant will use a "send everyone broke" policy to put other retailers out of business. Amazon has announced plans to open its first Australian warehouse at Dandenong South, where it has purchas...

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IS behind failed Aussie bomb plot

Aug 5, 2017

An Australian man sent his unsuspecting brother to Sydney airport to catch an Etihad Airways flight carrying a home-made bomb disguised as a meat mincer built at the direction of a senior Islamic State (IS) commander, police said on Friday.Detailing one of Australia's "most sophisticated" militant plots, police said two men, who have been charged w...

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EOI - July Round Results - Immigration Australia

Aug 4, 2017

Good to see Accounting applicants with 75 points all invited until 26/05/2017 1:34 pm - We predict that all 75 points applications will be invited in month of August and cut off point can come down to 70 points. All future 75 points applications may get invite in matter of 2-4 weeks. - 10% of the occupation ceiling is achieved in 1st mont...

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Canberra bakery infested by cockroaches had uncovered food in storeroom, no soap for handwashing

Jul 25, 2017

The owner of a Canberra bakery has been fined $19,000 after live cockroaches were found in the food preparation area, which had reportedly not been cleaned for more than a month. The ACT Magistrates Court heard when a health official inspected Oriental Hot Bake at Hawker shops in May last year, he found both live and dead cockroaches in the food p...

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Qatar Airways announces Canberra to Doha flight to start next year

Jul 23, 2017

Canberra travellers will soon be able to fly to Doha, with Qatar Airways announcing the details of a daily flight from the capital's airport to begin next year. It will not be a direct link to the Middle East, with the flights to go via Sydney in both directions. The first flight is scheduled for February 12, 2018. The airline has begun ...

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Melbourne water supply could be under threat within a decade, water authority says

Jul 23, 2017

Melbourne's water providers have begun planning for a possible water crisis, as a new report suggests the city could start running out of water within a decade. Melbourne Water analysed the effect of greater consumption caused by population growth, and the possibility of worsening droughts due to climate change. It found, at worst, demand cou...

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Myanmar's textile workers pay the price for Australia's fast fashion addiction

Jul 23, 2017

Garment workers in Myanmar are struggling to cover everyday living costs while factory owners enjoy the surge in demand from the global fashion brands expanding into Australia. Ma Thae Thae Mar works at a textiles factory outside of Mandalay and earns the minimum wage of 3,600 kyat ($3.40) for an eight-hour working day. The daily rate just covers ...

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