MINING giant Rio Tinto has hit back at criticisms it is not using enough Australian crew on its ships.
THE Queensland Government has been urged to take action to prevent more deaths at sea and the exploitation of foreign crews on ships.
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.
HUNDREDS of pieces of workshop equipment and four-wheel drive spare parts are up for auction following the closure of a Gladstone business.
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.
THE Federal Government has been called to resuscitate Gladstone's ailing private hospital by helping with a takeover deal.
UNITED Australia Party will join the battle for the seat of Flynn at the next federal election.
A PROJECT once touted to be an Australian-first that would "reinvent” aged care in the Gladstone Region has been scrapped.
A MAN has been flown to a Brisbane hospital after he fell 12 metres from a tree at a Gladstone home.
GLADSTONE firefighters have been praised for their efforts in tough conditions after they were quick to extinguish a house fire at Toolooa today.
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.