Live exports: ‘terrifying’ new footage prompts maritime union to call for suspension | World news

The Maritime Union of Australia has joined calls for a temporary suspension of the live export trade after the release of more whistleblower footage showed crew on live export ships struggling to clean up the heavily decayed carcasses of sheep that had died from heat stress. The footage was filmed …

Tightening of Queensland’s land-clearing laws prompts farmers’ fears for future generations

Tightening of Queensland’s land-clearing laws prompts farmers’ fears for future generations

Updated May 04, 2018 08:15:08 Photo: Farmers say Labor’s tightened Vegetation Management laws will lead to more erosion. (Supplied: Peter Thompson) Landholders will again be banned from broadscale clearing of remnant vegetation after the Queensland Parliament passed the Palaszczuk Government’s signature environmental reform overnight. The laws also introduce requirements for …

Story Bridge water damage prompts two-day closure for repairs to southern approach

Story Bridge water damage prompts two-day closure for repairs to southern approach

Posted April 27, 2018 05:47:45 Photo: The bridge will close from Friday night until early on Monday morning. (ABC News: Patrick Williams) Brisbane’s Story Bridge will be closed to motorists from tonight and remain shut all weekend to enable crucial waterproofing work to be carried out, after water damage was …

Wisconsin Refinery Fire Some Seen for Miles, Prompts Evacuations

Officials ordered evacuations around the Husky Energy Refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, on Thursday, April 26, after an explosion and fire injured at least five people and pumped heavy black smoke into the air. The evacuations extended 10 miles south of the refinery, three miles east and west, and one mile …

Tyre stockpile fire risk prompts environmental charges against Tony Di Carlo and Tyremil

Tyre stockpile fire risk prompts environmental charges against Tony Di Carlo and Tyremil

Updated April 24, 2018 17:31:47 Photo: Tyremil’s Kingston tyre stockpile is subject to 56 environmental charges. (ABC News: Kristian Silva) Related Story: Queensland ‘powerless to act’ against rogue company behind massive tyre stockpiles Related Story: Rogue tyre operator Tony Di Carlo sent $40k bill over Rocklea fire Businessman Tony Di …

Death in custody in Ipswich watch house prompts call for independent investigation

Death in custody in Ipswich watch house prompts call for independent investigation

Updated April 22, 2018 13:47:54 Photo: Cindy Miller was found dead in her cell in the Ipswich watch house. (Facebook: Cindy Miller) Queensland Police Ethical Standards Command is investigating the death of a 44-year-old Brisbane woman in the Ipswich watch house yesterday, but prisoner advocate Debbie Kilroy says it is …

Bernie Johnson’s death prompts hope for truth about Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn’s murder

Bernie Johnson’s death prompts hope for truth about Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn’s murder

Updated April 20, 2018 14:50:57 Photo: Former vice squad chief Bernie Johnson was placed at the scene of the murder by a witness. (Supplied) A former top detective who was spoken about with fear by witnesses at an inquest into the murder of Perth brothel madam Shirley Finn has died. …

Steven Freeman’s death in custody coronial inquest prompts calls for changes to Canberra jail’s processes

Steven Freeman’s death in custody coronial inquest prompts calls for changes to Canberra jail’s processes

Updated April 11, 2018 15:14:11 An organised exercise regime and more rigorous checking at jail muster times are among the recommendations of a coronial inquest into the methadone death of Indigenous man Steven Freeman at Canberra’s jail. Mr Freeman, who was 25 at the time of his death in May …

Flammable cladding prompts Melbourne lawyers to prepare for class action over ‘ticking time bomb’ buildings

Flammable cladding prompts Melbourne lawyers to prepare for class action over ‘ticking time bomb’ buildings

Posted April 11, 2018 05:00:33 Photo: A taskforce found 1,400 properties in Melbourne were likely to have combustible cladding. (Flickr: Ashley, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Related Story: Residents’ insurance costs quadruple after builder coats complex in flammable cladding Related Story: Firefighters accuse Government of pushing flammable cladding issue ‘out of sight’ …

‘Inadequate’ barge landing prompts safety concerns in Arnhem Land

‘Inadequate’ barge landing prompts safety concerns in Arnhem Land

Posted April 04, 2018 06:30:35 Photo: The barge landing allows supplies to be delivered by boat during the wet season. (Supplied: Mark Coddington) Related Story: New Maningrida morgue facility ‘not fit for purpose’ A $530,000 taxpayer-funded upgrade of the Maningrida barge landing has made the infrastructure more difficult to use …