August 2016

Published a story 26th Aug 2016 9:18 AM

THE thought of your child suffering a life-threatening accident is the stuff of parents’ nightmares.

The perils of play: How kids are most likely to be hurt

THE thought of your child suffering a life-threatening accident is the stuff of parents’ nightmares.

Published a story 24th Aug 2016 9:01 AM

It makes sense then that inland areas pay more to fill up their cars than those who live within an hour or two of a major shipping terminal, right?

Why do more rural areas have cheaper fuel than us?

It makes sense then that inland areas pay more to fill up their cars than those who live within an hour or two of a major shipping terminal, right?

Voted in a poll 19th Aug 2016 5:56 AM

Published a story 13th Aug 2016 4:31 PM

A CREW of 20 sailors aboard a coal ship have been stranded off the Queensland coast, unpaid and without food.

No food, no wages: Crew stranded off Queensland coast

A CREW of 20 sailors aboard a coal ship have been stranded off the Queensland coast, unpaid and without food.

Published a story 10th Aug 2016 7:56 AM

WHETHER the Census was hacked or whether it failed as millions of Australians attempted to log-on at the same time doesn’t matter. Labor wants heads to roll.

Should this man resign over the Census debacle?

WHETHER the Census was hacked or whether it failed as millions of Australians attempted to log-on at the same time doesn’t matter. Labor wants heads to roll.

Published a story 5th Aug 2016 9:18 AM

THE money held by government for cleaning up mine sites could be almost $3.2 billion short, according to leaked Queensland Government documents.

Mines may be $3.2 billion short of rehabilitation cost

THE money held by government for cleaning up mine sites could be almost $3.2 billion short, according to leaked Queensland Government documents.

Voted in a poll 3rd Aug 2016 9:01 AM

Voted in a poll 2nd Aug 2016 12:59 PM

July 2016

Published a story 29th Jul 2016 11:45 AM

I’m a tall, white guy with an Australian accent who grew up in Central Queensland. I was born in Brisbane and I’m not religious. Am I a foreigner?

Dad's a Kiwi: Should I go back to my own country?

I’m a tall, white guy with an Australian accent who grew up in Central Queensland. I was born in Brisbane and I’m not religious. Am I a foreigner?

Published a story 25th Jul 2016 11:58 AM

WHY is Woolworths going to sack 500 workers, re-deploy 1000 more and shut down stores across Australia, but why?

Now Woolies? Five firms on hard times in the past year

WHY is Woolworths going to sack 500 workers, re-deploy 1000 more and shut down stores across Australia, but why?

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Owen Jacques is an award-winning investigative journalist from Mackay, now based on the Sunshine Coast as APN Australian Regional Media’s Online News Editor. He has a strong background reporting on politics, business and breaking news. Owen has also specialised in resources reporting, which included a successful campaign to fight 100% fly-in, fly-out mining in rural Queensland towns.