Flammable cladding fix on government buildings set to cost tens of millions of dollars

Flammable cladding fix on government buildings set to cost tens of millions of dollars

Posted May 17, 2018 05:42:56 The Queensland Government is preparing to spend tens of millions of dollars to make dozens of government buildings safer, following its investigations into the use of flammable cladding. A year-long inquiry has found about 880 buildings need further investigation but at least 70 will require …

Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in ‘tens of millions’

Hobart floods declared a natural disaster as Lord Mayor puts damage cost in ‘tens of millions’

Updated May 14, 2018 19:36:25 Photo: Clean-up work was continuing in many areas. (ABC News: Tony King) The Federal Government has declared last week’s flood event in Hobart a natural disaster as the full extent of the damage becomes clearer. The Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements provide for assistance …

Melbourne CBD shut down as tens of thousands march in union protest | Australia news

Thousands of workers have shut down part of Melbourne’s CBD, saying the federal coalition can keep its slated tax cuts for low-and middle-income workers. Wednesday’s march was part of a nationwide “Change the Rules” union campaign to demand better pay and work conditions. The latest action comes after the federal …

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march

Union rally for minimum wage increase disrupts Melbourne’s CBD as tens of thousands march

Updated May 09, 2018 12:17:11 Photo: Protesters gathered at Trades Hall before moving on to Federation Square. (Twitter: Vic Trades Hall) Parts of Melbourne’s CBD have been brought to a standstill as tens of thousands of people rally for an increase to Australia’s minimum wage. The huge crowd marched from …

Queensland Rail drivers earning tens of thousands in overtime as staff shortage drags on

Queensland Rail drivers earning tens of thousands in overtime as staff shortage drags on

Updated March 20, 2018 08:04:13 Queensland Rail drivers and guards are pocketing tens of thousands of dollars a year in overtime as the organisation struggles to recruit dozens more crews to fill a staffing shortfall, new figures have shown. The new data showed the median city train driver earned a …

March Of Our Lives: Tens of thousands rally across the US to demand tighter gun laws

March Of Our Lives: Tens of thousands rally across the US to demand tighter gun laws

Posted March 25, 2018 07:32:49 Photo: Protesters gather on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington. (AP: Jose Luis Magana) Tens of thousands of Americans have gathered across the country at March For Our Lives rallies to demand tighter gun laws, led by survivors of last month’s Florida school massacre. Key points: As …