Archive for September 7th, 2017

Why are childcare workers walking off the job today?

Why are childcare workers walking off the job today?

Thousands of childcare workers across Australia will be walking off the job at 3:20pm today to demand better wages for the female-dominated sector. It’s expected to be the biggest walk-off in history and here’s why staff are going on strike and who will be affected. What’s going on? At least 3,000 early educators in each […]

New English test too hard for people to become Australian citizens

New English test too hard for people to become Australian citizens

AWKWARDLY, many Australians wouldn’t be able to pass an English test proposed as part of new citizenship requirements. CHANGES to English language requirements for Australian citizenship should be reconsidered amid concerns the test is too tough, a Senate committee has recommended. The Coalition-dominated committee believes a proposed English language test, which asks new migrants to […]

Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 storm set to be ‘extremely dangerous’

Hurricane Irma now a Category 5 storm set to be ‘extremely dangerous’

AMERICA is bracing for the most powerful hurricane in history, which is heading its way. Irma has just made landfall in the Caribbean. THE most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded history made its first landfall in the islands of the northeast Caribbean, churning along a path pointing to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Haiti […]

Plastic bags banned in Queensland

Plastic bags banned in Queensland

SINGLE use plastic bags will be banned in Queensland after State Parliament unanimously passed new laws on Tuesday night. Included in the new laws, most drink containers ranging between 150ml and 3 litres will become eligible for a 10 cent refund when returned to a designated container refund point. The ban on single use plastic […]

Pacific Cement Ltd’s plant to get $2m upgrade

Pacific Cement Ltd’s plant to get $2m upgrade

PLANNED repairs and maintenance worth $2 million to Pacific Cement Ltd’s plant would lead to an increase in the production capacity of the plant. In a statement yesterday PCL’s chief executive officer Sowani Tuidrola said they planned to shut down the cement plant for three weeks starting from September 20 to carry out major repair […]

Suguturaga handed 20 weeks ban for biting

Suguturaga handed 20 weeks ban for biting

Fiji Airways Drua hooker, Samu Suguturaga, accused of biting Brisbane City skipper Andrew Ready on Saturday has been handed a 20 week ban. Suguturaga faced the NRC judiciary at Ballymore last night, where he pleaded guilty to the charge of biting. Ready complained to referee Damon Murphy after a first half scrum that he had […]