May 2016

Published a story 3rd May 2016 8:41 PM

OF THE $558 million being spent on the Bruce Highway in the next 12 months, about a quarter will be spent between Caboolture and Gympie.

Coast gets none of Bruce Hwy upgrade money

OF THE $558 million being spent on the Bruce Highway in the next 12 months, about a quarter will be spent between Caboolture and Gympie.

Published a story 3rd May 2016 8:30 PM

FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison has confirmed the government will spend $200 million to upgrade the Darra to Rocklea stretch of the Ipswich Motorway.

Morrison slates $200m for Ipswich Motorway upgrade

FEDERAL Treasurer Scott Morrison has confirmed the government will spend $200 million to upgrade the Darra to Rocklea stretch of the Ipswich Motorway.

Published a story 3rd May 2016 8:25 PM

THE Turnbull Government has also vowed to spend $594 million on the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail project from 2017 to 2020.

Turnbull promising $594m for Inland Rail project

THE Turnbull Government has also vowed to spend $594 million on the Brisbane to Melbourne Inland Rail project from 2017 to 2020.

Published a story 3rd May 2016 8:03 PM

THE so-called “backpacker’s tax” has survived in the 2016 Federal Budget, with the government ignoring growing calls to dump the charge by farmers.

"Backpacker tax" still in force after 2016 Federal budget

THE so-called “backpacker’s tax” has survived in the 2016 Federal Budget, with the government ignoring growing calls to dump the charge by farmers.

Published a story 3rd May 2016 7:49 PM

BILLIONS of dollars are up for grabs as the Federal Government opens the floodgates to encourage regional Australia to build dams.

Budget puts billions up for grabs for regional dam building

BILLIONS of dollars are up for grabs as the Federal Government opens the floodgates to encourage regional Australia to build dams.

April 2016

Published a story 13th Apr 2016 2:02 PM

Channel Nine reporter Tara Brown and nine others including her crew, along with Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner, face kidnapping charges in Lebanon.

"I'll snatch back your kids for $150,000" says Coast expert

Channel Nine reporter Tara Brown and nine others including her crew, along with Brisbane mother Sally Faulkner, face kidnapping charges in Lebanon.

Published a story 10th Apr 2016 7:31 PM

THE captain of the coal carrier dubbed the “Death Ship” was known to Australian authorities for almost 18 years before two men died on board his vessel.

Death Ship master monitored for 18 years before fatalities

THE captain of the coal carrier dubbed the “Death Ship” was known to Australian authorities for almost 18 years before two men died on board his vessel.

Published a story 5th Apr 2016 8:14 AM

When Malcolm Turnbull rolled Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister, one of his justifications was that Mr Abbott had lost 30 Newspolls in a row.

POLL SHOCK: Labor leads as Turnbull tanks for first time

When Malcolm Turnbull rolled Tony Abbott to become Prime Minister, one of his justifications was that Mr Abbott had lost 30 Newspolls in a row.

Voted in a poll 5th Apr 2016 7:30 AM

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Owen Jacques is an award-winning investigative journalist from Mackay, now based on the Sunshine Coast as APN Australian Regional Media’s Online News Editor. He has a strong background reporting on politics, business and breaking news. Owen has also specialised in resources reporting, which included a successful campaign to fight 100% fly-in, fly-out mining in rural Queensland towns.