Archive for July, 2017

‘Crazy lines’ at our tense airports

‘Crazy lines’ at our tense airports

PASSENGERS are reporting “crazy lines” at Australia’s largest airport on what is the first weekday morning since news broke of the Sydney-based terror plot to blow up a plane. The Federal Government, airport management and airlines have been warning passengers to arrive much earlier than usual as security was beefed up at the country’s biggest […]

Sydney terror plot to blow up flight with ‘meat mincer bomb’ foiled

Sydney terror plot to blow up flight with ‘meat mincer bomb’ foiled

A PAIR of father and son would-be terror teams will remain in detention for up to a week over a “very sophisticated plot” to bring down a plane departing Australia with a meat mincer. The four Sydney men, arrested on Saturday afternoon over the alleged terror plot, have not yet been charged and police are […]

Fijian, victim of human trafficking in Brisbane

Fijian, victim of human trafficking in Brisbane

A man and a woman have been charged with human trafficking after allegedly holding a woman as a slave in Brisbane for nearly a decade. Australian Federal Police allege the forty-two-year-old woman was brought to Australia from Fiji and kept in domestic servitude for eight years. The Brisbane Times reports, in August last year federal […]

Aussie dollar surge brings joy to travellers

Aussie dollar surge brings joy to travellers

TRAVELLERS heading overseas are enjoying a financial windfall as the Australian dollar defies forecasts to trade near US80c, but anyone hoping for a return to the one-for-one parity of four years ago should not hold their breath. Economists say our dollar is much more likely to head lower from its current levels, and weaker-than-expected inflation […]

Pacific Games venue to be decided this month

Pacific Games venue to be decided this month

The Pacific Games Council expects to make a major change to its regional meet soon. While the venue for the 2019 games is yet to be decided, Council President Vidhya Lakhan says, they are working hard to make the regional games as a continental game. “If you win a gold medal in an event in […]

Airport security ramped up after raids

Airport security ramped up after raids

AIRPORT security has been ramped up and travellers should brace for delays and extensive screening measures following overnight terror raids in Sydney. Speaking this morning following the arrest of four men over an alleged terror plot that reportedly involved blowing up an aircraft, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the country had strong security systems in […]

Lions stun Hurricanes 44-29 to book home final

Lions stun Hurricanes 44-29 to book home final

THE Hurricanes have wilted in the Johannesburg sun, squandering a 22-3 lead to lose 44-29 to the Lions and force the Crusaders to travel to South Africa for the Super Rugby final. Comfortably in front with halftime approaching, the Hurricanes conceded a late try to Lions prop Jacques van Rooyen and duly fell apart in […]

What to expect on electricity price rises 2017

What to expect on electricity price rises 2017

AS WINTER begins to bite, power price hikes are causing worry in homes around Australia, with cold residents leaving their heaters off over fears of receiving a bill they cannot pay. Aussies are bracing themselves for a shock come spring with power price increases coming into effect from July 1st with some customers looking at […]

E-ticketing system to launch next Tuesday

E-ticketing system to launch next Tuesday

E-ticketing will be launched next Tuesday and will roll on for two months’ before it becomes compulsory in October. This will ensure that the public are aware of the e-ticketing initiative and get registered within this period From 1st October, no cash payment of bus fares shall be allowed on public buses as the travelling […]

Trump’s Obamacare repeal bill dies in the US Senate

Trump’s Obamacare repeal bill dies in the US Senate

DEALING a serious blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda, the Senate has rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama’s health care law after a night of high suspense in the US Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called “skinny repeal,” it is unclear if Senate Republicans can advance any health bill […]

Fired up Eels beat Brisbane Broncos 28-14

Fired up Eels beat Brisbane Broncos 28-14

PARRAMATTA have all but wrapped up an NRL top-eight spot with a spiteful 28-14 win over Brisbane at ANZ Stadium on Friday night. The Broncos were struck a massive blow midway through the second half when hooker Andrew McCullough was assisted from the field with a knee problem. It’s an injury which could have major […]

Pakistan’s Prime Minister resigns after corruption ruling

Pakistan’s Prime Minister resigns after corruption ruling

Pakistan’s Supreme Court has disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from holding office over allegations of corruption against him and his family that came to light through the release of the Panama Papers. In a unanimous decision the court said Mr Sharif was disqualified for not remaining “truthful and honest” after considering evidence against him. The […]

Bus driver strike to impact 100,000 commuters

Bus driver strike to impact 100,000 commuters

ABOUT 100,000 commuters could be affected when bus drivers strike in Brisbane today, after an emergency meeting failed to reach a resolution. Brisbane City Council CEO Colin Jensen yesterday called the eleventh-hour meeting with the Rail, Tram and Bus Union to try and resolve a deadlock in enterprise bargaining negotiations that led to the strike. […]

Largest bio mass plant in Fiji now in operation

Largest bio mass plant in Fiji now in operation

The largest bio mass plant  in Fiji is now in operation. While opening the new Nabou Green Energy 12 Megawatts Bio Mass Power Plant in Nadroga, Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says it is the first time that we have a bio mass plant in Fiji that will contribute to the supply of […]

Bill Gates deposed as world’s richest person

Bill Gates deposed as world’s richest person

AMAZON founder Jeff Bezos became the world’s richest person overnight, as a jump in the share price of the US tech giant enabled him to overtake Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Forbes magazine estimated. The magazine said its real-time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of $115 billion, ahead of the $110 […]