Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘will not work’, says EU President Tusk as deadline looms – Brexit: UK EU Referendum

Theresa May’s Brexit plan ‘will not work’, says EU President Tusk as deadline looms – Brexit: UK EU Referendum

Updated September 21, 2018 07:43:08 Photo: Despite a friendly atmosphere, the EU and Britain have been unable to arrive at a deal for Brexit as the deadline approaches. (AP: Kerstin Joensson) Britain and its European Union partners have failed to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks, largely because of seemingly …

Company admits to ASX its ‘world leading’ wave farm is under threat

Company admits to ASX its ‘world leading’ wave farm is under threat

Updated September 21, 2018 16:32:45 Related Story: Albany wave power plan ‘a good opportunity’, renewables firm says The company behind a wave farm heralded by WA premier Mark McGowan as world leading technology has admitted to the ASX that its viability is under threat after missing a major funding milestone. …

Passengers on Indian domestic flight suffer nosebleeds, ear pain after aircraft loses cabin pressure

Passengers on Indian domestic flight suffer nosebleeds, ear pain after aircraft loses cabin pressure

Updated September 21, 2018 09:21:41 Photo: A Jet Airways flight was forced to return to Mumbai after losing cabin pressure. (AP: Rajanish Kakade) Dozens of passengers on an Indian domestic flight have complained of nosebleeds and ear pain when the aircraft suddenly lost cabin pressure after leaving Mumbai. The Jet …

Wall Street hits new record as trade fears get brushed aside

Wall Street hits new record as trade fears get brushed aside

Posted September 21, 2018 08:41:05 Photo: Wall Street’s key indices hit new record overnight as fears of an all out trade war with China recede. (Reuters: Brendan McDermid) Related Story: Aussie dollar hits three-week high; Wall St shrugs off trade fears Related Story: China retaliates after US tariff hike Stocks …

Financial advice firm was lying to the corporate watchdog, company document implies

Financial advice firm was lying to the corporate watchdog, company document implies

Updated September 21, 2018 08:14:25 Photo: Peter Daly, a Linchpin Capital director, denied any knowledge of the issues raised with auditors. (ABC News: David Lewis) An internal document detailing the culture inside a billion-dollar financial advice business suggests the firm was lying to regulators, ignoring its investors, and associating with …

Australian employers offering unlimited leave, Lego rooms and onsite boxing

Australian employers offering unlimited leave, Lego rooms and onsite boxing

Updated September 20, 2018 11:00:14 Photo: Brisbane firm Pensar are offering boxing as more companies turn to wellbeing perks. (ABC News: Jessica Hinchliffe) In a time when many employers are offering less and less, some are bucking the trend. Insecure contracts with few entitlements are the new norm. At the …

Former Inpex employee had to take unpaid leave for abortion, alleges toxic workplace culture

Former Inpex employee had to take unpaid leave for abortion, alleges toxic workplace culture

Updated September 20, 2018 12:23:37 Photo: Sophie has spoken out against what she says is a culture of bullying and intimidation. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) A former employee of the Northern Territory’s Inpex Ichthys LNG project has spoken out against the company, saying mental health and safety concerns often …

Revised NT alcohol plan ‘unfairly targets’ licensed grocery store owners, representatives say

Revised NT alcohol plan ‘unfairly targets’ licensed grocery store owners, representatives say

Posted September 20, 2018 18:31:33 The Northern Territory Government has revised a plan to reduce alcohol-related harm in order to balance the interests of small business owners — yet industry representatives said they still feel “unfairly targeted”. Key points: The Riley Review recommended liquor sales should not exceed 15 per …

ASIC stamps on more cryptocurrency scams as market dives

ASIC stamps on more cryptocurrency scams as market dives

Posted September 20, 2018 16:35:58 The recent plunge in cryptocurrency values appears to have done little to put the brakes on scams targeting retail investors. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has confirmed it recently shut down several “initial coin offerings” (ICOs) which were either illegal or using misleading statements …

Power plant could turn waste to energy within five years under $400m Queensland plan

Power plant could turn waste to energy within five years under $400m Queensland plan

Updated September 20, 2018 13:26:20 Photo: Artist’s impression of energy from waste plant at Swanbank at Ipswich. (Supplied: REMONDIS Australia) Queensland could be burning rubbish to make electricity within five years as the State Government paves the way for construction of a $400 million waste-to-energy incinerator at Swanbank, west of …