Entries by Annabelle Brett

Premier dodges question about Queensland election date

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has dodged questions about whether the next state election will be held on existing or new boundaries. The draft for electoral boundaries will be presented by the end of February, and would then have to be subject to consultation before being officially introduced in the second half of this year. Ms […]

Decision on penalty rates for weekend workers today

The independent umpire is expected to hand down its decision today on whether hospitality and retail workers will have penalty rates cut. The Fair Work Commission is considering a proposal to bring the Sunday rate in line with the lower Saturday rate. It comes as one of several workplace relations recommendations made by the Productivity […]

NSW teacher charged over alleged sex with student

A teacher has been charged after allegedly developing a sexual relationship with a student in the Illawarra region. Detectives commenced an investigation earlier this month following reports a teacher had developed an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student at a school in the region. A 25-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon and charged with […]

Warrant sought for arrest of Clive Palmer’s nephew

The lawyers for the liquidators of Queensland Nickel have reportedly intend to seek a warrant for Clive Palmer’s nephew and Director Clive Mensink. PPB Advisory say Mr Mensink has repeatedly ignored demands for him to front court and face a grilling on the collapse of the Townsville-based company. Mr Mensink yesterday failed to attend court […]

Singing dentist covers Ed Sheeran

A British dentist who entertains his patients with music videos has gone viral with his latest Ed Sheeran cover. Dr Milad Shadrooh, donned “The Singing Dentist”, is the owner of Chequers Dental in Basingstoke, and he uses his hilarious videos to encourage people to go to the Dentist. The video has been viewed nearly 14 […]