July 2016

Published a story 29th Jul 2016 11:45 AM

I’m a tall, white guy with an Australian accent who grew up in Central Queensland. I was born in Brisbane and I’m not religious. Am I a foreigner?

Dad's a Kiwi: Should I go back to my own country?

I’m a tall, white guy with an Australian accent who grew up in Central Queensland. I was born in Brisbane and I’m not religious. Am I a foreigner?

Published a story 25th Jul 2016 11:58 AM

WHY is Woolworths going to sack 500 workers, re-deploy 1000 more and shut down stores across Australia, but why?

Now Woolies? Five firms on hard times in the past year

WHY is Woolworths going to sack 500 workers, re-deploy 1000 more and shut down stores across Australia, but why?

Published a story 25th Jul 2016 9:49 AM

WOOLWORTHS will dump hundreds of staff and shut more than 20 of its major Australian supermarkets.

Woolworths to sack 500 staff, close at least 17 stores

WOOLWORTHS will dump hundreds of staff and shut more than 20 of its major Australian supermarkets.

Published a story 19th Jul 2016 9:24 AM

MASSIVE delays have struck Brisbane Airport, causing chaos for travelling bound for parts of regional Queensland.

Flights cancelled as fog causes chaos at Brisbane Airport

MASSIVE delays have struck Brisbane Airport, causing chaos for travelling bound for parts of regional Queensland.

Published a story 19th Jul 2016 9:01 AM

When ABC's producers of Q&A; decided to put Muslim Senator Sam Dastyari and firebrand Pauline Hanson on the same panel, they were hoping for fireworks.

Pauline Hanson on Q&A; Are you really a Muslim?

When ABC's producers of Q&A; decided to put Muslim Senator Sam Dastyari and firebrand Pauline Hanson on the same panel, they were hoping for fireworks.

Published a story 18th Jul 2016 8:51 AM

IF you are suffering any guilt from being too obsessed with Pokemon Go, this is for you (and maybe your kids).

Pokemon Go raising money for charity? Here's how it works

IF you are suffering any guilt from being too obsessed with Pokemon Go, this is for you (and maybe your kids).

Published a story 14th Jul 2016 9:04 AM

THE best moment of last night's State of Origin wasn't the Blues last-minute win, or the Maroons collecting the shield -- it belonged to Aaron Woods.

Origin 2016: World laughs at Aaron Woods' hilarious crash

THE best moment of last night's State of Origin wasn't the Blues last-minute win, or the Maroons collecting the shield -- it belonged to Aaron Woods.

Voted in a poll 14th Jul 2016 8:03 AM

Published a story 14th Jul 2016 8:03 AM

New South Wales' Paul Gallen has frustrated Maroons by turning his back on the winning side as they claimed victory.

Blues' disrespect Maroons after calling them bad winners

New South Wales' Paul Gallen has frustrated Maroons by turning his back on the winning side as they claimed victory.

Published a story 12th Jul 2016 10:34 AM

THE flamboyant wedding of Salim Mehajer to Aysha Learmonth captured the attention of the nation, but now it appears to be falling apart.

Has Salim Mehajer's wife filed for an order against him?

THE flamboyant wedding of Salim Mehajer to Aysha Learmonth captured the attention of the nation, but now it appears to be falling apart.

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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.