Publication: Brisbane Times

First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Portland job losses put wind up workers in Denis Napthine's electorate

Roger Teal describes Portland, the town he has lived in for his entire life, as "very sick".On Thursday the 46-year-old received the bad news he had been expecting for many months - he would lose his job at one of Australia's largest wind turbine tower ... [Published Brisbane Times - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

Humans and Neanderthals interbred earlier

DNA extracted from a 45-000-year-old bone narrows the date when modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred. 22/1 ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 22 2014]
Entities: DNA
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 3 reports

Boart says recap will remove uncertainty

Boart Longyear says a private equity firm's control of the troubled mining services giant will remove a shadow of uncertainty.The 125-year-old global drilling services company on Thursday announced a complex recapitalisation plan, worth hundreds of millions ... [Published Brisbane Times - 20 hours ago]
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Burgess defends NRL before move

Moments after accepting the RLIF International Player of the Year award, Sam Burgess defended the NRL despite becoming the third superstar to leave the code this year.In a bittersweet sight for NRL boss Dave Smith who stood nearby, Burgess held aloft ... [Published Brisbane Times - 12 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Prime Minister Tony Abbott talks of Canada as 'family' after attacks

Prime Minister Tony Abbott declared Australians and Canadians to be "family" facing a common danger as Federal Parliament stepped up security on Thursday in the wake of the attack in Ottawa.Underscoring the similarities between the two countries, including ... [Published Brisbane Times - 13 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 3 reports

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries posts $91m loss

Australian Pharmaceutical Industries chief executive Stephen Roche says within two years the distribution of over the counter medicines and health and beauty products to the Priceline network of stores will be more profitable than the traditional drug ... [Published Brisbane Times - 13 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Market Wrap: Aus shares lose steam

The Australian share market opened lower and staged a brief recovery before stumbling in the afternoon. SAI Global Limited (ASX:SAI) has signed an exclusive agreement with Encompass Corporation for the perpetual rights to their data retrieval and analysis ... [Published Brisbane Times - 14 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 18 hours ago - 2 reports

Khawaja broken thumb blow for Qld

Holders Queensland have been dealt a major blow on the eve of the domestic cricket one-day cup finals with the competition's leading run-scorer Usman Khawaja ruled out due to a fractured thumb.Khawaja suffered the injury while compiling a second consecutive ... [Published Brisbane Times - 18 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 3 reports

Police 'take precautions' after Canada attack

Security is beefed up at key Queensland government buildings after a shooting at the Ottawa parliament. 23/1 ... [Published Brisbane Times - 20 hours ago]
Entities: Canada, Attack, Police
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 2 reports

Three dead in Wedderburn shooting

A man is in custody over the shooting of three people from the same family after a neighborhood dispute escalated on a rural property north of Melbourne. 23/1 ... [Published Brisbane Times - 21 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 4 reports

Carbon tax axe aiding economy: Cormann

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says the latest inflation figures shows how axing the carbon tax has reduced cost of living pressures.The consumer price index rose just 0.5 per cent in the September quarter, which helped lower the annual rate to 2.3 ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 16 reports

Whitlam: He was lordly and haughty, mean and petty, magnificent and extraordinary generous

One of the occasional humiliations of working as a reporter for The Canberra Times during the Whitlam years arose because Canberra did not have self-government, and that many minor matters of interest solelyto the people of Canberra had to be slipped ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 21 2014]

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"This quarter saw an increase in a number of business conditions, which goes against the traditional fall that businesses report in the autumn months" he said
"The lowest-cost producer has a right to continue on producing at very high margins in a free market."
"I don't think that by any stretch of the imagination you could suggest that Facebook is anything other than a large company" she said

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