Fears man trapped in collapsed mine

An emergency operation is underway at Opalton just outside of Winton. Picture: File A MAJOR rescue operation is underway to save a man believed to be trapped inside a collapsed mine in Queensland. Specialist search and rescue teams coming from Mackay and Townsville have arrived on scene and are conducting a search for the missing […]

Team Obama’s new overtime rule is dehumanizing, economically harmful and must be stopped

 (Reuters) Texas and 20 other states have announced a lawsuit to block the Obama administration’s destructive overtime rules, which are slated to go into effect December 1, 2016. With less than 3-months to spare, victory in the case would save businesses and workers across the U.S. from this dehumanizing and economically damaging law. According to […]

Tony Abbott: ‘Change is imminent’

The NSW Liberal council meeting has passed a motion by Malcolm Turnbull to reform preselection processes. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Picture: AAP/Dan Himbrechts. PRIME minister Malcolm Turnbull has had his motion to encourage more women MPs passed at the NSW Liberal Party state conference, which rejected Tony Abbott’s rival “Warringah motion”. Mr Turnbull addressed […]

Gina Rinehart reveals her slim new look

Gina Rinehart has lodged a $ 365m takeover bid of private land holding S Kidman and Co with a Chinese partner Gina Rinehart looks great! AUSTRALIA’S richest woman Gina Rinehart is accustomed to attention but the iron ore magnate turned heads yesterday when she showed up to a charity lunch a shadow of her former […]

Wet and wild: Party at Cox Plate

Ray Thomas and Brad Davidson preview this weekend’s races A racegoer kisses a gift horse on the mouth as champagne flowed amid wet and wild weather on Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne. Picture: AAP/Joe Castro. MEN in drag, girls wearing horse’s heads or dressed as angels and gallons of champagne kept […]

Howard wants gun laws ‘strengthened’

The Adler shotgun will remain on the banned list after a meeting between state and territory leaders . Former Australian prime minister John Howard at Earlwood Public School in Sydney on its Centenary celebrations day. Picture: Richard Dobson FORMER prime minister John Howard has said Australia’s gun laws could be “strengthened” after he revealed he […]

The dangerous world of the inner circle

The Texaco station in Petal, Mississippi.  (Courtesy of the author) It was Friday night in Petal, Mississippi. I was 17-years-old and I decided to do something risky, something bold, something I had never done before: I drove up to a gas station. It may not seem an impressive feat to you, but this wasn’t just […]

One mistake that killed Nicole

Up to 1516 died overseas in 2015-2016, 214 deadly accidents and 47 murders. The latest DFAT statics. Sports journalist and accomplished dancer Nicole Fitzsimons was killed in a horror motorbike accident while holidaying on the Thai island of Koh Samui. Picture: courtesy of Kate Fitzsimons NICOLE Fitzsimons would never have hopped on a motorbike without […]

Young couple’s Greek ‘holiday from hell’

A young couple who spent almost �1,000 on their first trip abroad together claim it was a ‘holiday from hell’ when they arrived in Greece to find their hotel was still a BUILDING SITE. Courtesy: Caters News Agency Danielle Hutchinson and Toby Emerson’s hotel in Greece was nothing more than a construction site. Picture: Mercury […]