The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Articles from August 18, 2015

Amazon Policies Cop Flak; Staff in Two Countries Talk of Oppressive and Callous Attitudes and 80-Hour Weeks
Byline: IAN JOHNSTON THE INDEPENDENT THE giant internet retailer Amazon has been accused of oppressive and callous attitudes to staff, including "performance improvement plans" for a woman with breast cancer and for one who had just had a stillborn...
Building Inner Resilience; Children with High Levels of Hope Also Experience Supportive Environments Especially with Parents and Teachers
Dr Ali Black Univ of Sunshine Coast RESILIENCE is something we all need. It is especially important for children and young people. Developing a sense of hope helps children thrive across all aspects of their lives. Hope influences children's...
Discover the Bounty Up the Bruce; Exploring a Coastal Town That Caters to All Tastes
Michael Gee michael.gee@dailymercury.com.au August 18 2015 Dear Diary, Can't wait for this weekend Explore....I'm heading up the highway for a great coast drive and some well-earned R&R in Bowen. Friday - head along the Bruce to...
Increasing the Odds with Bait; Being Versatile Helps Anglers to Catch More Fish
Scott Brodie Mackayakka news@dailymercury.com.au FISHING with lures has always been a big part of kayak fishing however more and more kayak anglers including myself are regularly using bait to increase their odds. Live baiting the deeper...
Laws Affect Bikies but Not Crime Rate
Byline: William Wright, Keziah Sullivan and Darius Matuschak AN ANALYSIS of Queensland's crime figures has revealed the Newman government's controversial bikie laws have had little impact on crime rates, but a substantial impact on bikie gangs....
Liberal and Labor MPs Launch Gay Marriage Bill
Byline: GEOFF EGAN APN NEWSDESK MARRIAGE equality was thrust back on to the political agenda yesterday despite government ministers insisting they "dealt with" the issue at a party room meeting last week. North Queensland Liberal National MP...
Northern Town Offers Plenty
BOWEN is a must for anyone looking to explore the wonder of our region. With Bowen, Collinsville and surrounds providing a not-so-hidden treasure of the Whitsunday coastline, not hard to find but often missed by those looking to experience the eastern...
NRL Needs to Tackle the Confusion, Says Belcher
Byline: Wayne Heming APN SPORTS BUREAU RUGBY LEAGUE: Former Canberra and Australian fullback Garry Belcher fears players could unfairly miss this year's grand final if the NRL can't quickly clarify its controversial and confusing shoulder charge...
Score for Our Team; Inaugural Awards Head to the Meteors
Chris Lees chris.lees@dailymercury.com.au BASKETBALL: The Mackay Meteors cleaned up at the Nothing But Net Queensland Basketball League Awards. Although not the official league awards, the Mackay side's stellar year paid dividends, when it...
Seize the Day; Jason Finally Breaks through to Win His First Major
Byline: JOSH SPASARO in Wisconsin GOLF: After a string of near- misses in the past five years, Queenslander Jason Day was beginning to wonder whether his name would forever be on that dreaded list of 'best players never to win a major'. But...
Shakes You to the Core
Byline: Vani Naidoo vani.naidoo@apn.com.au LAST fortnight I travelled back to South Africa to bury my father. Seven flights and more than 32 hours in the air to say my final goodbye. His death came as a shock to me, interrupting the mundaneness...
Sharing Is a Super Tactic
LET'S think about a simple and highly effective strategy -- splitting your superannuation with your spouse. It works like this. Once a year you can instruct your fund to transfer to your spouse 85% of your concessional contributions made in that...
Slade Point Home for Family's New Practice
Louise Starkey louise.starkey@dailymercury.com.au GREAT weather, a warm climate and friendly neighbours were all things ticked off the list when Dr Sudhir Shivanna considered moving to Mackay. Now, five years on and he couldn't be more content....
Survey Shows UK's Top Bosses Paid 183 Times More Than Average Workers
THE pay of the bosses of Britain's top companies continued to outstrip the rest of society in 2014, with the average FTSE 100 chief executive earning 183 times as much as typical UK workers. The High Pay Centre pressure group has crunched the numbers...
Trafficking to Support Habit
Janessa Ekert janessa.ekert@dailymercury.com.au THIS is the second time a Mackay mother of two has been jailed for trafficking drugs. Then 24, Kacie Elizabeth Willett had been released in December 2013 after a two-month jail stint when she...
Wheels, Wings & a Prayer; Serviceman Swaps Bike for the Skies
Louise Starkey louise.starkey@dailymercury.com.au YOU'VE probably seen him zoom around town on his bright red motorbike and side cart, but now 81-year old Ainslie McCall has taken to the skies. He geared up yesterday and jumped on board the...
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