March 2019

Published a story 18th Mar 2019 6:24 PM

MINING giant Rio Tinto has hit back at criticisms it is not using enough Australian crew on its ships.

Rio hits back at criticism after inquiry's first hearing

MINING giant Rio Tinto has hit back at criticisms it is not using enough Australian crew on its ships.

Published a story 18th Mar 2019 6:21 PM

THE Queensland Government has been urged to take action to prevent more deaths at sea and the exploitation of foreign crews on ships.

'Fed on rations': Inquiry told of disgrace on the high seas

THE Queensland Government has been urged to take action to prevent more deaths at sea and the exploitation of foreign crews on ships.

Published a story 18th Mar 2019 6:20 PM

SEAFARERS say they need a "lifeline” for the industry to have a future in Australia, with the rise of foreign vessels with crews paid $4 an hour.

'Lend us a lifeline': Plea for collapsed industry

SEAFARERS say they need a "lifeline” for the industry to have a future in Australia, with the rise of foreign vessels with crews paid $4 an hour.

Published a story 17th Mar 2019 6:22 PM

HUNDREDS of pieces of workshop equipment and four-wheel drive spare parts are up for auction following the closure of a Gladstone business.

4x4 parts, tools up for auction after store closure

HUNDREDS of pieces of workshop equipment and four-wheel drive spare parts are up for auction following the closure of a Gladstone business.

Published a story 17th Mar 2019 6:16 PM

MARITIME workers will rally in Gladstone today to call for a raft of changes to Queensland legislation to help save the state's shipping industry.

INQUIRY: MUA urges Rio Tinto to use more Australian ships

MARITIME workers will rally in Gladstone today to call for a raft of changes to Queensland legislation to help save the state's shipping industry.

Published a story 14th Mar 2019 6:20 PM

THE Federal Government has been called to resuscitate Gladstone's ailing private hospital by helping with a takeover deal.

State calls on Feds to help 'save' Gladstone Mater

THE Federal Government has been called to resuscitate Gladstone's ailing private hospital by helping with a takeover deal.

Published a story 14th Mar 2019 4:18 PM

UNITED Australia Party will join the battle for the seat of Flynn at the next federal election.

United Australia Party announces Flynn candidate

UNITED Australia Party will join the battle for the seat of Flynn at the next federal election.

Published a story 13th Mar 2019 5:49 PM

A PROJECT once touted to be an Australian-first that would "reinvent” aged care in the Gladstone Region has been scrapped.

Plans for project touted to 'reinvent' aged care scrapped

A PROJECT once touted to be an Australian-first that would "reinvent” aged care in the Gladstone Region has been scrapped.

Published a story 13th Mar 2019 4:28 PM

A MAN has been flown to a Brisbane hospital after he fell 12 metres from a tree at a Gladstone home.

Man in serious condition after falling 12m from tree

A MAN has been flown to a Brisbane hospital after he fell 12 metres from a tree at a Gladstone home.

Published a story 13th Mar 2019 12:13 PM

GLADSTONE firefighters have been praised for their efforts in tough conditions after they were quick to extinguish a house fire at Toolooa today.

Firefighters praised for response to Toolooa house fire

GLADSTONE firefighters have been praised for their efforts in tough conditions after they were quick to extinguish a house fire at Toolooa today.

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Tegan Annett has been a journalist at the Gladstone Observer since 2012. She started as a cadet reporter, while studying at CQUniversity. A Tannum Sands resident since 2005, this year she took on the role as deputy editor.