Weather Australia: First week of Summer to bring rain in some parts

With summer only a handful of days away, many are questioning how long the current rain cycle is going to stick around for. Some states have already started to see some relief for flood areas as the sun finally starts stepping into the spotlight. But how much rain do we have left? What’s left before … Read more

Woolworths Jesmond closed after employee dies during shift

A Woolworths store will remain closed after an employee died while cleaning the supermarket. Emergency services rushed to the store at Jesmond Central, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region about 7.30am on Friday following reports she had been injured. NSW Police said paramedics attended the store but the woman suffered “fatal injuries” and was … Read more

Woolworths Jesmond closed after employee died on shift

Police have established a crime scene at a Woolworths store, which remains closed after a woman died while working. She was reported injured at the store at Jesmond Central, near Newcastle in the NSW Hunter Region, at about 7.30am Friday. NSW Police said paramedics attended the store but the woman suffered “fatal injuries” and was … Read more

New report reveals more than 400 different names for sugar hiding on food labels

Consumers could be unknowingly consuming more sugar than intended, with more than 400 different names for added sugars were found on packaged food labels. According to Australian Dietary Guidelines, the average adult daily intake of sugar should be about 50g or 12 teaspoons per day. However, the annual FoodSwitch: State of the Food Supply report … Read more

Qld chief health officer John Gerrard provides major Covid update

Queensland’s active number of Covid-19 cases has jumped by 61 percent, with the chief health officer warning waves of the virus could continue “for years”. The state raised its alert level to amber on Thursday as Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk declared it was entering a new wave of coronavirus. Chief health officer John Gerrard on Friday … Read more

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Viva Energy Group paid no corporate income tax

Almost a third of Australian public companies paid no tax in 2020-21, although the top payers including banks and mining companies forked out $33 billion to the government, a new report has revealed. The Australian Taxation Office released its corporate tax transparency report which found 2500 companies paid a combined $68.6 billion in income tax, … Read more

Qld weather forecast: Thunderstorms and flash flooding as 300mm rain predicted

Parts of South East Queensland can expect severe thunderstorms and dangerous flash flooding, with 300mm of rain expected to drench the region. A severe weather warning and flood watch remains in effect for parts of the Southeast Coast, Darling Downs and the Granite Belt districts. The Bureau of Meteorology issued the warning at 4.58am on … Read more

Melbourne Airport: Security breach at Qantas terminal, major flight delays

A major security breach has sparked chaos at Melbourne airport creating major delays for morning passengers. Thousands of Qantas passengers were ordered off flights and back inside the terminal to be re-screened shortly before 6.30am on Tuesday. “A passenger appears to have inadvertently passed from an unscreened area to a screened area of ​​the airport … Read more

Australia to cop wet weather: Storms, heavy rain forecast for all states

Rain-affected parts of NSW and Victoria will continue to cop a drenching this week, with a “widespread storm event” threatening already flood-affected areas. A low-pressure system is expected to move across Victoria and NSW over the next four days, bringing with it plenty of stormy weather, according to the Bureau of Meteorology. Sky News meteorologist … Read more

Treasurer Jim Chalmers flags discussions about union push for multi-employer pay deals

The government has left the door open to a call for multi-employer pay deals despite a major pushback from big business. Treasurer Jim Chalmers said the idea would be “teased out” at the upcoming jobs and skills summit as unions, business and government seek solutions to what they say is a “broken” system. “I think … Read more