Underground mining families take to the depths as Mount Isa’s George Fisher offers rare plunge for fun day – ABC Rural

Underground mining families take to the depths as Mount Isa’s George Fisher offers rare plunge for fun day – ABC Rural

One of Australia’s mining giants has given its employees’ families a taste of what it is like to work 600 metres underground. Last week, Glencore opened the doors of its George Fisher lead, zinc and silver mine in north-west Queensland to more than 1,000 workers’ family members. Joining the tour …

Living with mould: The ‘tightrope walk’ between landlords and tenants – RN

Living with mould: The ‘tightrope walk’ between landlords and tenants – RN

Posted August 15, 2018 06:30:00 Photo: Simon and Markus are worried about living with indoor mould. (ABC RN: Sophie Kesteven) Related Story: How to keep your home mould-free in rainy weather Related Story: Doctor had to plead for boy with lung problems to be moved out of mouldy rental house …

Domino’s Pizza stocks plunge after ‘record’ profit misses forecasts

Domino’s Pizza stocks plunge after ‘record’ profit misses forecasts

Updated August 14, 2018 11:03:21 Photo: Domino’s opened six stores per week, with most of them being European pizza chains it took over. (Supplied: Domino’s) Domino’s Pizza shares have plunged, despite the company posting a “record” profit. The fast food chain is of the most shorted stocks on the ASX, …

Conditions fall in retail, finance and mining sectors despite a lift in confidence: NAB

Conditions fall in retail, finance and mining sectors despite a lift in confidence: NAB

Updated August 14, 2018 12:19:39 Photo: Manufacturing was one of several sectors where business conditions fell. (ABC News) Business conditions have continued to slide across most industries in July, particularly in the manufacturing, retail, finance, and mining sectors, according to NAB’s monthly business survey. The construction industry was a notable …

Banking royal commission hears Colonial First State broke superannuation laws 15,000 times

Banking royal commission hears Colonial First State broke superannuation laws 15,000 times

Updated August 14, 2018 20:17:33 The banking royal commission has heard that Commonwealth Bank-owned Colonial First State broke superannuation laws 15,000 times because it missed a deadline to move superannuation members into low-cost accounts. The new rules meant that customers who had not chosen a superannuation fund had to be …

The reality of cheap airfares: Jetstar under fire over foreign crews’ pay and work on domestic sectors

The reality of cheap airfares: Jetstar under fire over foreign crews’ pay and work on domestic sectors

Updated August 14, 2018 19:14:03 Photo: Pojchara Kosolchuenvijit says it was hard to make ends meet on his foreign-based Jetstar pay. (Supplied: Pojchara Kosolchuenvijit) Budget airline Jetstar is under fire for using foreign cabin crews on Australian routes and paying them a base pay of as little as $100 a …

Zoggs fogbuster: Swimmer suffers significant eye damage from recalled anti-fog spray for goggles

Zoggs fogbuster: Swimmer suffers significant eye damage from recalled anti-fog spray for goggles

Updated August 14, 2018 16:01:09 Photo: Swimmer Darren Lydeamore suffered “horrible pain” from the anti-fog spray. (Supplied: Darren Lydeamore) A Queensland swimmer has suffered “horrible pain” and damage to his eyes after applying a recalled anti-fog spray to the inside of his goggles. Darren Lydeamore, who spent three days in …

Banking royal commission forces Suncorp to admit superannuation fees neither transparent nor low

Banking royal commission forces Suncorp to admit superannuation fees neither transparent nor low

Posted August 14, 2018 12:54:40 The big insurance and wealth manager Suncorp has been forced to remove advertised claims it offered “low-fee” superannuation, after being confronted with evidence from the bank royal commission. Suncorp also admitted the fees paid by its superannuation members are not included in its product disclosure …

NAB hit by higher regulatory costs, falling margins and and higher impairment charges

NAB hit by higher regulatory costs, falling margins and and higher impairment charges

Posted August 14, 2018 09:45:42 NAB has reported a significant drop-off in its third quarter profit after being hit by higher compliance and regulatory costs as well as a rise in bad loans. Cash earnings fell 3 per cent on the prior corresponding period to $1.65 billion. They were down …

Labor cries foul over $100,000 payday for South Australian Premier’s Kiwi consultant

Labor cries foul over $100,000 payday for South Australian Premier’s Kiwi consultant

Posted August 14, 2018 06:37:03 Photo: Mr Eagleson is working six days a month for the Premier’s Department for five months. (Youtube: Scoop.co.nz) The South Australian Government is spending almost $100,000 of taxpayers’ money to bring a New Zealand consultant into Premier Steven Marshall’s department for a month’s work, in …