'Challenge' ahead as efforts begin to dismantle stranded fishing boat

'Challenge' ahead as efforts begin to dismantle stranded fishing boat

Posted July 20, 2017 09:42:32 Photo: Workers assess how to move the boat on Mooloolaba Beach on Wednesday morning. (ABC News: Jonathan Hair) Related Story: ‘Sleeping teen’ crashed crabbing boat onto Mooloolaba beach Work is underway to move a spanner crab fishing boat that ran aground on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast when a young deckhand at the helm fell asleep, while the skipper and another crew member slept below deck. Jason Doherty from Claytons Towing Service is in charge of the recovery effort of the Matahari at Mooloolaba Beach, where the…

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Breach of JK Rowling book embargo led to unfair sacking of courier depot manager

Breach of JK Rowling book embargo led to unfair sacking of courier depot manager

The depot manager at an Australian courier company was unfairly sacked after he was accused of being responsible for the breach of a worldwide embargo on the J.K. Rowling book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Fair Work Commission has found. The commission heard that XL Express Pty Ltd sacked the depot manager for serious misconduct last November when he was told that the delivery of embargoed J.K. Rowling books a day early had damaged the company’s reputation. New release: J. K. Rowling. Photo: APXL Express blamed the Brisbane…

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BBC's top paid staff: Only third are women

BBC's top paid staff: Only third are women

The BBC revealed the salaries of its entertainment stars and top journalists on Wednesday. The data, which was being published for the first time, betrayed an embarrassing fact: It has a major gender pay gap. Just a third of the media giant’s top paid executives, managers and media stars are women. Only two women — the hosts Claudia Winkleman and Alex Jones — are among the network’s top 14 on-air earners. The British public broadcaster published the salaries of employees who earn more than £150,000 ($195,400) a year as part…

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Horror skate park crash transforms teen into safety advocate

Horror skate park crash transforms teen into safety advocate

Posted July 20, 2017 06:25:18 Photo: Ethan Wright remains a keen scooter rider, even after his accident. (ABC News: Philippa McDonald) A 13-year-old scooter rider has become a powerful advocate for child safety as pressure mounts for more resources to be devoted to preventable child injuries. Two weeks ago, Camden school student Ethan Wright was in the skate park on his scooter with his mates shooting a YouTube clip when he took off his helmet for the filming opportunity. “I just missed the top of the catch … and dived…

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Trump on health plan: 'Inaction is not an option'

Trump on health plan: 'Inaction is not an option'

Trump told the lawmakers that Republicans are “closer than people understand” on getting health care reform done and “have to pull through.” “We are in this room to deliver on our promise,” Trump said. “We have no choice, we have to repeal and replace Obamacare. We can repeal it but the best is repeal and replace and let’s get going. I intend to keep my promise and I know you will, too.” He added: “People are hurting. Inaction is not an option and frankly, I don’t think we should leave…

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