Call for a crackdown on industrial pollution after ‘significant’ spill in Melbourne creek

Call for a crackdown on industrial pollution after ‘significant’ spill in Melbourne creek

Posted May 20, 2018 15:05:46 A Melbourne environment group is calling on Victoria’s Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to prosecute companies that regularly dump toxins into a creek in the city’s east, after the watercourse was left covered in a white foam. Charlie Miller, of the First Friends of Dandenong Creek …

Plastic, mould found in dog food sparks call for regulation of pet food industry

Plastic, mould found in dog food sparks call for regulation of pet food industry

Posted May 16, 2018 15:46:42 Photo: Ruth Quick with her dog, Sergio (ABC News: Angelique Donnellan) Ruth Quick recently bought a bag of Applaws Duck and Venison dry dog food with an expiry date of May 2019 — it was mouldy. “I know of at least one person’s dog who …

Julie Bishop defends record on China after former ambassador’s call for her to be sacked | Australia news

Julie Bishop has defended her record on engagement with China and committed to donating to a fighting fund to increase representation of women in the Liberal party. In an interview on ABC’s 7.30 on Tuesday, the foreign affairs minister labelled comments by Geoff Raby, a former Australian ambassador to China, …

Victoria Police call for more powers to fine drivers taking selfies, using mobile phones

Victoria Police call for more powers to fine drivers taking selfies, using mobile phones

Updated May 14, 2018 16:12:08 Photo: Assistant Commissioner Doug Fryer says strict liability laws would help officers fine drivers using their mobile phones. (ABC News) Victoria Police are calling for legal reforms to pave the way for the use of high-tech cameras to photograph and fine drivers using mobile phones. …

Hobart residents call for better clean-up communication

Hobart residents call for better clean-up communication

Posted May 12, 2018 14:14:19 Photo: Michael Kerr, whose home was damaged in the flooding, wants better communication from Hobart City Council. (ABC News: Carla Howarth) The harsh reality of the scale of the clean-up needed is hitting many Hobart residents following the worst storm to visit the city in …

Triple-0 emergency call takers experience increase in threats and verbal abuse

Triple-0 emergency call takers experience increase in threats and verbal abuse

Posted May 10, 2018 06:23:15 Photo: Chantelle Connell says some days she has to deal with as many as six abusive callers in one shift. (ABC News) Related Story: Government to conduct investigation into Telstra triple-0 outage Related Story: ‘You can do this!’ ambo says over the phone as woman …

Budget 2018: Scott Morrison rules out tax bill carve-up in face of Labor call for split vote – Budget 2018

Budget 2018: Scott Morrison rules out tax bill carve-up in face of Labor call for split vote – Budget 2018

Updated May 09, 2018 19:38:21 Low and middle-income earners could miss out on tax cuts outlined in the federal budget, with a political fight already brewing over which Australians deserve to keep more money in their pockets. Key points: Treasurer Scott Morrison says his plan to cut taxes will only …

Call centre workforce will stay in demand to keep in touch with customers, say experts

Call centre workforce will stay in demand to keep in touch with customers, say experts

Updated May 08, 2018 05:30:20 Industry experts remain upbeat about the future of call centres as major employers in Tasmania despite the loss of up to 100 jobs at Vodafone in Hobart. Vodafone cited a decline in call volumes as more customers opted to contact the telecommunications company online when …

Vodafone to axe up to 100 jobs at Hobart call centre in ‘terrible blow’, Tasmanian Premier says

Vodafone to axe up to 100 jobs at Hobart call centre in ‘terrible blow’, Tasmanian Premier says

Updated May 07, 2018 15:01:22 Photo: Vodafone in Hobart has received both state and federal funding. (ABC news) Vodafone will axe up to 100 jobs at its Hobart call centre in a move the Tasmanian Premier has described as “devastating”. The telco is holding talks with workers and has said …

Vodafone to axe 100 jobs at Hobart call centre in ‘terrible blow’, Tasmanian Premier says

Vodafone to axe 100 jobs at Hobart call centre in ‘terrible blow’, Tasmanian Premier says

Updated May 07, 2018 12:20:33 Photo: Vodafone in Hobart has received both state and federal funding. (ABC news) Vodafone will axe 100 jobs at its Hobart call centre in a move the Tasmanian Premier has described as “devastating”. The telco is holding talks with workers and has not confirmed the …