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14 November 2017 12:09 AM ​AWE expands Waitsia reserves by 78 per cent

A new independent review has increased AWE's Waitsia gas field – one of the most prospective in Australia – to 811 petajoules. The evaluation of the field by RISC has concluded that Waitsia's proven and probable reserves are 78 per cent higher than previous estimates. In its third quarter results, the group had already lifted its its proven and probable 14

2 November 2017 8:13 AM Queensland's election phrase: 'Joy buzzer'

Every election campaign throws up its unique words and phrases and Queensland's might be the first to include "Joy buzzer". A novelty toy that plays inspirational phrases like "I am zen-like and calm" and "I am beautiful" was Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's gift to labor's media bus this morning. After a couple of bruising headlines including not being 48

1 November 2017 9:33 PM NYC truck attack: Suspect planned attack for weeks

THE FBI is on the hunt for another man in connection with the New York bike-path terrorist attack, as suspect Sayfullo Saipov is charged. The news comes as US prosecutors have filed federal terrorism charges against 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov, one day after he was arrested for a New York attack that killed eight people. Prosecutors released 48

1 November 2017 1:22 AM Burger joint grilled over underpaid staff

A Brisbane burger chain is being taken to court by the workplace watchdog over allegations it underpaid overseas workers by more than $155,000. Miel Container, which has outlets in the Brisbane CBD and Sunnybank, allegedly underpaid 11 South Korean nationals who were in Australia on working holiday and student visas between 2013 and 2016. The Fair Work Ombudsman 12

31 October 2017 11:44 PM Sydney property market outperformed by Melbourne and Hobart, national housing report finds

Sydney has joined Perth and Darwin as the only capital cities to experience a drop in housing prices in the past three months, a national house price report has found. But when looking at the national housing market as a whole, growth conditions were flat in October, according to CoreLogic's home value index. Its report also noted the national market 7

30 October 2017 10:45 AM Concentration of carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits record high: UN

GENEVA: The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement. "Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere surged at a record-breaking speed in 2016," the World Meteorological Organization said. "Globally averaged 16

30 October 2017 2:12 AM Influenza: NSW Health Minister says current vaccine 'not up to the job' after deadly flu season

The influenza vaccine used by health authorities this year "wasn't up to it", according to the New South Wales Health Minister, Brad Hazzard. The virus has killed 546 people nationally this year. The median age of death is 85. Mr Hazzard said it was up to state and territory governments and the Federal Government to ensure the best vaccine was made available 16

28 October 2017 10:26 PM Barnaby Joyce defends his decision to not stand down as citizenship High Court case continued

BARNABY Joyce has again been forced to defend his decision not to quit parliament immediately during the High Court citizenship saga. On Saturday he said thinking politically, he would have preferred to go straight to the polls. However, today he said he took on board the advice of the Solicitor-General rather than go to what could have been an unnecessary 26

28 October 2017 10:36 AM Annastasia Palaszczuk expected to call Queensland election tomorrow

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is expected to call a state election tomorrow. It is expected Ms Palaszczuk will go to the Governor and ask for Parliament to be dissolved and an election held on November 25. On Saturday morning, she acknowledged it had given her a lot to think about on election timing. "I took an extraordinary step last night 19

26 October 2017 11:28 PM Glenn Stevens, former RBA governor, joins Macquarie board as investment bank hits record high

Former Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has jumped from being the nation's chief financial regulator to a seat on Australia's biggest investment bank Macquarie Group. Mr Stevens' appointment was announced as Macquarie released a record first-half profit of $1.2 billion and shares surged to a new high. Mr Stevens will join both the Macquarie Group 16