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Exclusive: Australia’s new, and only independent, low cost airline

A new player is coming next year in the domestic aviation industry, Bonza Aviation Pty Ltd. Bonza say they are still speaking to airports across Australia to finalise their initial destinations. Bonza said they will be flying a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8. This aircraft is the fourth generation of the 737 it succeeds the Boeing 737 Next Generation

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Policy to protect against discrimination

A policy for the hiring of City of Hobart venues to ensure all bookings comply with existing laws and the Anti Discrimination Act 1998. In addition, the City will write to all existing booking holders to remind them of their existing obligation to comply with the Act. Following a motion put by Cr Jax Fox, the Council tonight voted unanimously

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PM has sparked an election fight on political corruption by backing former NSW premier Berejiklian

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sparked an election fight on political corruption by backing former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian for a key federal seat despite claims he is undermining a state investigation into her conduct. Liberals are split on the plan to vault Ms Berejiklian into the seat of Warringah in the hope of toppling independent Zali Steggall, with some

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Qantas could face union fury after BHP’s vaccine mandate rejection

Aviation unions, emboldened by BHP’s troubles with enforcing a vaccine mandate at a coal mine, have threatened to take the fight to Qantas if the airline fires unvaccinated workers, warning it that terminations would spark unfair dismissal cases. The Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers’ Association and the Flight Attendants Association of Australia have issued the warning to Qantas after a recent ruling

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Gunn remanded in custody

The man who forced Tasmania into a snap three day lockdown in October has today been remanded in custody to be sentenced in two weeks after pleading guilty to a raft of charges. 

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Queensland brings forward border reopening to 1am on Monday, December 13

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced the state will reopen to fully vaccinated travellers at 1am on Monday next week without the need for quarantine. Under Queensland’s road map to reopening the state, borders were set to reopen when 80 per cent of residents aged 16 and up were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or on December 17, whichever was earlier.

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Home Detention cancelled

STATE OF TASMANIA v M 3 DECEMBER 2021 COMMENTS ON PASSING SENTENCEM , you were sentenced by Porter AJ on 22 January 2021 having been found guilty by a jury of two counts of stealing, two counts of burglary, two counts of stealing a firearm and three counts of unlawfully injuring property. In October 2018 you, in company with other

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St Peter’s Lutheran College in Queensland will back-pay staff more than $2 million

The college is a non-government, co-educational school with two campuses at Indooroopilly, Brisbane and Springfield, Ipswich, each registered as a charity and together employing more than 500 staff. It self-reported to the Fair Work Ombudsman in November 2020, disclosing underpayments of its co-curricular sports staff working as coaches and coordinators at both campuses. The college believed it could engage the

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AFP Cocaine warning

The AFP is warning cocaine seized in Australia is testing positive for dangerous animal worming agents and a pharmaceutical that was withdrawn decades ago for causing cancer. AFP Commander Forensic Operations Paula Hudson is urging the public not to consume cocaine amid concerns of what the illicit drug can be “cut” with. “Drugs are often cut to a low purity

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Murdoch’s star Peta Credlin forced to apologise

Sky News host Peta Credlin has issued a lengthy on-air apology to Victoria’s South Sudanese community after anger about a program in which she falsely blamed them for a Melbourne COVID-19 outbreak last year The former government advisor issued the four-minute apology last Friday night, describing her previous comments as “factually wrong,” error-strewn and apologising for the hurt and offence

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