Qantas to refer to Taiwan as a territory, not a nation, following Chinese demands

Qantas to refer to Taiwan as a territory, not a nation, following Chinese demands

Posted June 04, 2018 19:50:32 Qantas says it plans to change its website to refer to Taiwan as a Chinese territory, not an independent nation — bowing to pressure from Beijing. Key points: The move to change the website means Qantas will echo Australia’s official position on Taiwan Last week, …

Heavy fog causes diversions from Adelaide Airport as flights get cancelled, passengers stranded

Heavy fog causes diversions from Adelaide Airport as flights get cancelled, passengers stranded

Updated June 04, 2018 13:38:39 Photo: Heavy fog blankets a busy road near the Adelaide Airport this morning. (ABC News: Sarah Hancock) Heavy fog has caused major delays at Adelaide Airport with a number of flights in and out of the city cancelled, leaving passengers stranded. Adelaide awoke to heavy …

Sunsuper faces legal action over alleged ‘improper’ payments for disability benefits

Sunsuper faces legal action over alleged ‘improper’ payments for disability benefits

Updated June 03, 2018 17:25:11 Rose Pizzini describes herself as a “broken person”. But it is not just the multiple spine and rib fractures that have left her broken. It is the emotional and psychological pain she now deals with in her latest battle. The former fruit picker and cleaner, …

Sunsuper faces legal action over alleged ‘improper’ payments for disability benefits

Sunsuper faces legal action over alleged ‘improper’ payments for disability benefits

Updated June 03, 2018 09:54:09 Rose Pizzini describes herself as a “broken person”. But it is not just the multiple spine and rib fractures that have left her broken. It is the emotional and psychological pain she now deals with in her latest battle. The former fruit picker and cleaner, …

RBA is stuck on hold again as interest rates go up anyway

RBA is stuck on hold again as interest rates go up anyway

Updated June 03, 2018 10:28:17 Photo: RBA wants to lift rates but it has been beaten to the punch by bond traders.. (Reuters: Phil Hanna) “The more it changes, the more it’s the same thing.” This week in finance: RBA rates decision, on hold again (Tuesday) GDP stronger pulse, but …

‘It’s like a license to print money’ — Citrus industry urges Government to help preserve China trade

‘It’s like a license to print money’ — Citrus industry urges Government to help preserve China trade

Posted June 03, 2018 04:45:52 Photo: Demand for citrus is expected to outstrip supply this season. (ABC News: Prue Adams) The citrus industry has called on the Federal Government to not “trip up” their trade with China, as Australian orange and mandarin growers enjoy the best prices in years. Key …

Salinity crisis destroying Australia’s farmland, but farmers hope to stop it – ABC Rural

Salinity crisis destroying Australia’s farmland, but farmers hope to stop it – ABC Rural

Australia has a silent crisis on its hands and the threat is looming just beneath the ground of the country’s most fertile food bowls. Dryland salinity, which occurs when vast underground salt deposits rise to the surface with groundwater tables, could leave the productive farm lands that inhabit more than …

Braille on the menu to accommodate blind and vision impaired patrons

Braille on the menu to accommodate blind and vision impaired patrons

Updated June 02, 2018 10:05:43 Although nearly 400,000 people in Australia live with some form of vision impairment, there are relatively few food venues that offer braille or large-print menu options. This has been a fact of life for artist and photographer Brenden Borellini who is blind and deaf. Despite …

ABCC appeal over CFMEU blockade in Canberra’s north thrown out by Federal Court

ABCC appeal over CFMEU blockade in Canberra’s north thrown out by Federal Court

Posted June 01, 2018 06:19:11 The long-running court battle between the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC) and Canberra’s construction union over a blockade at a dance school in Dickson appears to have ended. The Federal Court has thrown out an appeal by the ABCC, challenging a ruling last year …

JetGo enters voluntary administration, cancels all regional flights amid legal battle

JetGo enters voluntary administration, cancels all regional flights amid legal battle

Updated June 01, 2018 16:32:55 Regional commercial airliner JetGo has gone into voluntary administration, prompting it to cancel flights across the country. The company appointed administrators on Friday and said all regular passenger transport services had been suspended. JetGo services many cities across regional Australia including Wollongong, Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, …