Power station workers snub $3K one off payment from bosses

GLADSTONE Power Station workers were offered a $3000 one off hit to their purses if they accepted a now controversial deal.

Five recent closures of Gladstone food outlets that shocked us all

Gladstone CBD from The Oaks Hotel roof, Febuary 17, 2015.

Photo Mike Richards / The Observer

BUSINESSES in Gladstone are closing down at an alarming rate.

BREAKING: Building on market after Gladstone lawyer loses firm, license

The building is located at 6 Roseberry St.

THE building of a former Gladstone lawyers' practice will go up for auction

'Unacceptable': PM's tough new restrictions on Curtis Island LNG exports

An aerial shot of the Australia Pacific LNG facility on Curtis Island.

New restrictions cracking down on international LNG exports.

BREAKING: 'Worst approach': Workers warn bosses with protest

Gladstone Power Station workers protested against proposed changes to the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement this morning.

NRG workers protest against proposed changes to their EBA.

China crackdown comes four months after BSL job cuts

Boyne Smelter Limited (BSL) pictured in  2013.

Aluminium prices could rally after China move.

'Uncommercial': Gladstone project slammed over $3.9B trouble

NOVEMBER 2014: On site at WICET.

WICET woes used as example of bad investment.

Gladstone fishers first to use quirky burley balls in Australia

CURIOUS: Jason Fitzgerald has brought the first batch of 'burley bombs' to Australia and it's selling at Pat's Tackle World.

Gladstone man brings Australia first product to region.

BREAKING: Major food chain in Gladstone closing down

A MAJOR food outlet in the Gladstone region located at the Gladstone Valley Shopping Centre has announced today it will close its doors by the end of the week.

MAJOR food franchise to close doors this week.

'Remain committed': Gladstone bosses respond to rejection

NRG workers protest out front of the power station.

Ballot vote results in for NRG’s proposed EBA.

Gladstone man's slap knocks sunglasses off girlfriend's face

The man denied making contact - but CCTV footage had captured the incident.

Gladstone man 'panics', destroys evidence during search

In a moment of desperation while police searched his car, a Gladstone man was plotting how to destroy the evidence.

Gladstone man cut free from smashed car after driving high

A Boyne Island man has told a magistrate he nearly killed himself after getting behind the wheel high.

Curtis Island project under fire as gas exports revealed

MORE than half of the gas exported overseas by Santos's GLNG project is bought from third parties that could otherwise supply the troubled domestic market.

'Absolute disgrace': Unions, workers draw battlelines with bosses

NRG power station workers meet to discuss futher action.

Gladstone Power Station unions and workers hold mass meeting today.

CQ worker left 'deaf after explosion', sues for $1.3m

The Palm Lake Group is looking for a site supervisor.

Explosion victim sues for $1.3 million

'Unfair': CQ miner slammed as 100+ workers stood down unpaid

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Caledon Coal challenged over Cook Colliery decision.

$250K Gladstone Port study launched for inland rail plea

AUSTRALIA'S CHICAGO: Ken O'Dowd mp with Senator Matthew Canavan  at the RG Tanner coal terminal.

Study into Port to see how we can connect to inland rail.

Why Gladstone LNG sites are centre stage in gas mess

A tanker carrying LNG from Santos GLNG site with a glossary of terms about Gladstone's $70B industry.

How Gladstone found itself involved in a national energy crisis.

'Difficult spot': The Curtis Island site sucking Australia's gas

BIG EXPORTER: The Santos GLNG plant on Curtis Island.

Amount of third party domestic gas bought by Santos revealed.

'Another big loss' Popular Gladstone restaurant to close doors

THIS SATURDAY will be the last chance Gladstone residents have to enjoy a warm meal or a cold beer after a day on the green, with The Brasserie announcing its closure.

Residents shocked as iconic restaurant closes doors

Anzac Day: What's open, what's closed in Gladstone

Stockland Shopping Centre.

Most major shopping centres will remain closed.

Should Queensland's 'cyclone alley' have its own insurer?

The Proserpine Showgrounds after Cyclone Debbie.

It comes as Queenslanders face higher insurance costs.

Building up from the bust: Multitrade finds interstate work.

WORKING HARD: Multitrade Building Hire managing director Anthony Groen-Int-Woud.

Family-owned Gladstone firm uses lessons it learned during the boom.

Adani reveals where CQ workers can find a job in 'months'

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ADANI CEO reveals exactly where it will post all its job ads.

'Prove the human brain functions properly on vegan diet'

It's all well to want a perfect world, but that's an oxymoron, dairy farmer says to vegans in this letter to the editor

LETTER: 'Homosexuals have no rights to traditional marriage'

This letter writer says he would be disappointed in any politician who supported same sex marriage.

'Would be disappointing for any politician to support gay marriage'

Mum shares story of homelessness after hearing others

I just didn’t understand how they’d managed to be in such a pickle

'I just hope you survive to realise your own stupidity'

The scene of the tragic accident on the Bruce Hwy north at the United service station last Friday.

A letter to the aggressive drivers speeding on the Bruce Hwy

OPINION: The obligation we owe our Diggers

We owe our Diggers an immesurable debt for being able to live in peace in Australia.

What can we do in the face of all the uncertainty in the world?

SOAPBOX: Who's to blame if a teen turns bad?

Teenagers have massive pressure put on them.

Stop whingeing about teenagers. It's time we cut them some slack

OPINION: What it feels like to stand at Gallipoli

Gravestones are a reminder of Anzac Cove's tragic history.

A poignant place of rugged beauty

Toowoomba region nears top of worst dole hotspots list

New statistics show parts show the Toowoomba postcode is the third highest in the state for people receiving Newstart payments.

Statistics show Toowoomba is the third highest area in the state

Fuel tanker rolls down embankment

 A fuel tanker rollover about 20kms east of Charters Towers.

A fuel tanker has rolled about 20kms east of Charters Towers.

Turkey lists 420 Aussies as threats

Turkey is seeking to extradite Australian man and Islamic State member Neil Prakash back home.

Potential jihadists from Australia on Turkey terror watch list

Speeding truck driver Sarmad Nisan jailed after horror crash

Sarmad Nisan, who crashed into a series of cars at Pittwater Road in Dee Why, sentenced to a minimum three years jail in Parramatta District Court. Picture: Peter Kelly

Out of control driver jailed following 2014 crash

Woman swims with croc: 'VBs dared me to do it'

Innisfail woman Shae Pasetti with the small crocodile.

Facebook post has already attracted condemnation

The families reeling as property prices drop 40%

Once booming resources hub plagued by unemployment, low paid work

Amber Heard's dog makes social media comeback

Amber Heard has finally let the dog out of the bag

Million Aussie kids harmed by carer's drinking

An estimated 35 per cent of Australians have been affected by alcohol-related violence.

15 lives lost and 430 put in hospital every day, says report

Lovers charged with hiding 4kg of cocaine in luggage

Snjezana Stein, 49, (right) and her young Tunisian-born lover Sami Trabelsi, 37, appeared in Central Local Court on Wednesday charged with importing 4kg of cocaine.

The pair are accused of importing 4kg of cocaine into Australia.

Sex workers on 457s? 'Massage therapists' under scrutiny

In total, there were 95,757 workers in Australia on 457 visas last year.

Man who killed wife in murder-suicide described as 'loving'

Flowers placed at the scene where two people died in Wangaratta.

He shot his wife, then himself, moments after their children escaped

Donald Trump slashes business tax rate by 20%

Donald Trump... slashing corporate tax.

5% tax cut for America's wealthiest

Alarming photos show North Korea on war footing

Live-fire drills jointly conducted by the South Korean and U.S. armed forces in Pocheon, South Korea, near the Demilitarized Zone dividing South and North Korea. (Kyodo)

Pyongyang conducted its “largest ever” military demonstration

Man busts girlfriend in bed with another man

Duston Holloway had a unique response when he came home and found his girlfriend in bed with another man. Picture: Facebook

The situation was excpetional but this man's reaction was perfect

History in making for electric bike rider

OTHER THAN having an eye on less fossil fuel emissions, motorbike rider Richard Kent had other reasons to go electric. Here's why.

Ultra athletes go the distance

Lindsay Warwick and Brett Stevens competed at the Ultra Marathon in the Blue Mountains

Two Gladstone runners sacrificed all to crack the ton

The Glen take their chances against Yaralla

David Heymer. - A grade cricket between Yaralla and The Glen. Photo Paul Braven / The Observer

The Glen's Christmas cricket feast

Enjoy Christmas without stretching your belt

Our top tips to keep your wellbeing in check this festive season

Man alive: Do we know what 'freedom' actually means?

We need freedom to be in control of ourselves

Why its important to wear a decent mouthguard

Wearing a mouthguard can prevent future dental health problems.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

QUALITY TIME: Volunteers help others while also working on their own projects.

Volunteers play a big role while gaining skills

Elderly man 'riding scooter along highway' on Fraser Coast

Police received a call from a concerned resident.

SPOOKY RIDE: Toowoomba set to get city ghost tour

Be very afraid Toowoomba – you could be getting your own ghost tour

'Randy' the dog stolen by owner who is now in watch-house

RANDY TIMES: A dog named Randy was stolen this morning from the Ipswich pound by it owner, who has been charged.

Woman charged after pinching 'chihuahua on steroids' from pound

Couple wants to divorce and marry live-in girlfriend

A married couple with three kids is getting divorced, so that one of them can marry their live-in girlfriend and keep the trio happily intact.

Married couple with kids seeks divorce to marry live-in girlfriend

'It might be a go-er!': Man saves backyard lizard with CPR

Dale Hall and nephew Jayden are being called 'superheroes' after bringing a blue-tongue lizard back from the verge of death with CPR.

I thought ‘Hang on: it might be a go-er still’.

Grandma's terrifying night-long wait after teen's collision

Three teens were lucky to walk away without any serious injuries after they hit a Kangaroo while driving past the Capricorn Resort turn off in February.

NIGHTMARE wait after teen's swerve into a head on tree collision.

Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies

TRIBUTES have poured in for Jonathan Demme, the Oscar-winning director of Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia, who has died aged 73.

Sophie Monk casting a wide net as Bachelorette

Sophie Monk is Australia's new Bachelorette.

Producers ‘inundated’ with calls as they widen age range of suitors.

Viewers officially bored of Aussie biopics

House of Bond’s Ben Mingay as Alan Bond with Rachael Taylor as Diana Bliss.

Latest biopic House of Bond a ‘flop’ as reality TV dominates screens

Bill Cosby: Embattled comic breaks silence on future

Cosby said he wanted to get back on stage doing comedy.

Shania Twain to drop first album in 15 years

Shania Twain

Shania Twain is about to drop her first album since 2002.

What's on the big screen this week

Dave Bautista and Pom Klementieff in a scene from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2.

GUARDIANS of the Galaxy is back with even more laughs.

Grinspoon is happy to help with flood appeal

BACK ON THE ROAD: Grinspoon remain happy to assist with Lismore's flood recovery.

"Lismore is the birthplace of Grinspoon... we owe that community"