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REMEMBER WHEN Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast QLD, General News

15 Apr 2019

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Jobs for the boys (& girls) Sunday Mail Brisbane, Brisbane, General News, Annika Smethurst Matthew Killoran

14 Apr 2019

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Sunshine Coast Council explains noise levels Noosa News

13 Apr 2019 5:36 AM

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Flight path battle over Noosa skies set to soar Noosa News by by Peter Gardiner

13 Apr 2019 5:36 AM

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OVERNIGHT SENSATIONS Weekend Australian, Australia, Weekend Travel, Susan Kurosawa

13 Apr 2019

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Fulfil promises, TEL demands Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD, General News, Madura McCormack

13 Apr 2019

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Election promises for Townsville must be actioned immediately Brisbane Courier-Mail

13 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

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Gold Coast hotels nearly full as tourism booms ahead of Easter long weekend. Brisbane Courier-Mail

13 Apr 2019 12:00 AM

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Palaszczuk to spruik FNQ at Dubai expo Courier Mail, Brisbane, General News

13 Apr 2019

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Proof of a top place to work Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin, Gold Coast, General News, Kathleen Skene Alister Thomson

13 Apr 2019

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The U18 Basketball Championships have contributed $3.5m to the economy over the ... WIN Townsville, Townsville, WIN News, Lincoln Humphries

12 Apr 2019 6:07 PM

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AirAsia links with Brisbane Broncos as its official airline The Australian

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REMEMBER WHEN GOLD COAST BULLETIN Thursday April 15, 2004 QANTAS defended its cutbacks to air services to the Gold Coast and said the airline ‘has never been more committed to the Coast’. Terry Simpson, Qantas’s Queensland regional general manager, said the airline realised that business class travellers were unhappy about the loss of business class on direct Gold Coast to Melbourne flights. But he said the service was cut and replaced with the economy class no-frills Jetstar service because business class was not financially viable. “All four Qantas flying businesses - Qantas, QantasLink, Australian Airlines

and Jetstar - will continue to operate into the Gold Coast,” said Mr Simpson. “The entry of Jetstar will see capacity between the Gold Coast and both Sydney and Melbourne rise by 20 per cent, an increase that has been welcomed by tourism groups and Government. “Qantas will continue to operate two class 737 services twice every day between Sydney and the Gold Coast, in addition to eight Jetstar flights each day.” Mr Simpson said on the Melbourne-Gold Coast route, Jetstar would operate 42 services each week by midAugust 2004. “Airfares to and from the Gold Coast are up to 30 per cent cheaper now than before

Jetstar entered the market,” he said. Tourism Queensland chairman Terry Jackman said research showed that 99 per cent of interstate air travellers were more interested in cheap fares, the frequency of flights and having enough seats.


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Jobs for the boys (& girls) ANNIKA SMETHURST MATTHEW KILLORAN SCOTT Morrison will kick off his campaign to save the Coalition’s Queensland seats today with a promise that one in five new jobs created will be to employ Millennials. The Prime Minister’s attempt to woo young voters

comes as Labor’s deputy leader Tanya Plibersek comes under fire for snubbing an invitation from Adani for detailed briefings on its employment plan for the state’s north. REPORTS P10-11

PM TARGETS MILLENNIALS Libs pledge 1.25m jobs in pitch for youth vote

ANNIKA SMETHURST MATTHEW KILLORAN SCOTT Morrison will kick off his campaign to hold Queensland today with a promise for one in five new jobs to be created for Millennials. The Prime Minister’s jobs pledge comes as Labor deputy leader Tanya Plibersek comes under fire for snubbing an invitation from Adani for detailed briefings on its jobs plan for the state’s north. Mr Morrison will touch down in Brisbane today to commit to boosting the work prospects of Australians aged 15-24 with a promise of 250,000 extra jobs over the next five years.

The youth-focused pitch comes just months after the Coalition committed to creating an extra 1.25 million jobs over five years if re-elected. The Coalition believes it can deliver most of the extra jobs through its $525 million skills package announced on budget night, which included cash handouts to entice people to take up a trade. Under the plan, tradies would be paid up to $15,000 to take on 80,000 new apprentices from July 1 this year. New apprentices will receive up to $2000 to take up 10 key trades including bricklay-

ing, plastering and baking in an effort to revive the vocational education sector and end the nation’s skills shortage. Australia’s unemployment rate fell to an eight-year low of 4.9 per cent in February, but youth unemployment is about 11 per cent. Youth unemployment in Townsville, which could benefit from the Adani mine, is above 17 per cent. The previously announced package includes $67.5 million for 10 new training hubs in regional areas with high youth unemployment. Mr Morrison said the new


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jobs for young workers would be spread across Australia. “That’s my pledge. I can make this pledge because we have the plan for our economy and proven skills to manage our economy that can make this happen,” he said. “It can be hard to get a start in life and find a job, that’s why our Government’s No.1 priority is keeping the economy strong and creating jobs.” Adani Mining CEO Lucas Dow took aim at Ms Plibersek after she used “discriminatory language” to say an “Indian mining company” could not be relied on to deliver jobs. Mr Dow revealed Ms Plibersek had snubbed an invitation on February 22 for a briefing about the project and modelling of its jobs numbers. Mr Dow said the miner “never received a response”. “I am bemused as to why the federal Deputy Opposition Leader, Queensland Premier and Deputy Premier all refuse to receive detailed briefings from us on the Carmichael Project, yet claim to be informed, dedicated to creating jobs and standing up for Queenslanders,” he said.

“If the Labor Party really does care about jobs for regional Queenslanders, it’s time for their leaders to get informed, stop the political distractions and get serious about finalising the outstanding management plans which are required for construction to commence on the Carmichael Project.” Mr Morrison compared Ms Plibersek’s remarks to failed Labor NSW Premier candidate Michael Daley, who told voters “foreigners” were taking Australian jobs. “There’s form from the Labor Party, particularly here in NSW … now we’ve got Tanya Plibersek, (the) wouldbe Deputy Prime Minister of the country, saying that Indians can’t create jobs,” he said. Ms Plibersek said Mr Morrison would “say or do anything to distract from six years of cuts and chaos”. “Why won’t they just support Labor’s plan to create thousands of Queensland jobs by investing in road, rail, and port projects?” she said. EDITORIAL P62

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14 Apr 2019 Sunday Mail Brisbane, Brisbane Author: Annika Smethurst Matthew Killoran • Section: General News Article type : News Item • Classification : Capital City Daily • Audience : 289,888 Page: 1 • Printed Size: 1236.00cm² • Region: QLD • Market: Australia ASR: AUD 40,163 • Words: 699 • Item ID: 1107865119 Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.

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RUNNING MAN: Bill Shorten takes part in a park run in Mount Penang, NSW, then met fans at a netball carnival in Gosford (below). Main picture: Kym Smith

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NOM NOM: Scott Morrison tries a dumpling in Sydney before cheering on Winx with wife Jenny (inset) at Royal Wandwick. Main picture: Gary Ramage


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OVERNIGHT SENSATIONS Airport hotels have reached new heights SUSAN KUROSAWA

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fortnight ago, I push a baggage trolley out of my Crowne Plaza Singapore Airport guestroom and into the elevator, check out via a corridor kiosk and, barely breaking my step, enter Terminal 3 via an airconditioned walkway. I complete check-in, clear immigration procedures and realise I have at least two hours up my sleeve before departure for Sydney. The lesson learned here is that if you are smart enough to stay at an airport hotel, you could have another hour in bed and, included in most tariffs, a decent breakfast or early-bird go-bag of takeaway coffee and pastries. Singapore is a byword for streamlined efficiency, although I’ve had similar seamless experiences at The Regal Airport Hotel Hong Kong and the resort-like Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok. But Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, opened in 2008 and refurbished and extended in 2016, has just taken out top honours for the fifth consecutive year in the Skytrax World Airport Awards, voted by airline passengers and airport customers. It’s a big win for the Crowne Plaza brand. Its portfolio of 430 hotels covers almost 60 at key airport locations, including Amsterdam’s Schiphol, San Francisco and Paris’s Charles de Gaulle. The group has made cohesive investment in corporate initiatives such as fast and free Wi-fi, local smartphones for guest use, the Worklife guestroom design with a distinct zone for desk and mesh-backed ergonomic chair by Herman Miller, and communal work spaces, private meeting rooms and club lounges to collaborate and socialise with daylong refreshments and evening drinks and snacks. But this Singapore hotel’s success seems doubly propitious as it goes hand in hand with Changi’s win in the Skytrax awards as best airport for the seventh successive year and a repeat accolade for best airport leisure amenities. The awards honoured regional airport hotels too, including Accor’s 132-room Pullman Brisbane Airport, which opened in 2017, as best in the Australia-Pacific region and ranked fifth in the world. I stay at this fivestar property on the same trip while connecting from Sydney to Brisbane and on to Manila

and Singapore. Access to and from the terminals is by shuttle bus (or a longish walk with luggage) but the service is regular and efficient, and the hotel front desk processes arrivals in what seems like record time. My guestroom is in muted greys and pastels with a good bathroom, including a tub, plus huge TV and quality furniture and bedding that can be configured as a king or two doubles. The category I book gives me access to an executive lounge for evening drinks and canapes and I have a long chat to a South American guest about the crisis in Venezuela and our shared love of the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It doesn’t feel at all boxed up, dull and airporty. And there is a windowside tub in my Singapore Crowne Plaza Singapore Airport chamber, a luxury inclusion that surprises me at both short-stay properties, but it’s clear I need to upgrade my expectations. Instead of halfway houses between airport and city, such ahead-of-the-game properties have not only lifted the benchmark in terms of design but have been investing heavily in community relationships, securing local business for their event spaces and wellness spas, positioning their restaurants as stand-alone gathering places and even offering weekend staycation packages for (I presume) planespotters who can’t resist an accommodation category tagged Runway View Room and out-of-town travellers on two-day stopovers. Singapore Crowne Plaza Singapore Airport has resort-like pool terrace guestrooms with doors opening to a patio screened by palms, and the city is but a 20-minute drive away. It promotes Christmas buffets and Chinese New Year feasts to potential customers in its local catchment and, for those passing through Singapore on long-haul flights, dayuse rooms are sold for a maximum of eight hours, between 8am and 8pm. Across the new breed of airport hotels, architects have employed green measures and noise-reducing materials, and designers have been brought on board to enliven interiors with a brief to create environments that are not particular to airports but could, and should, be consistent with urban properties. One leading example with a definite funk factor is Felix Hotel at Mascot, bordering Sydney airport, where guestrooms (or cabins) are billed as economy, premium economy, busi-


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ness and first class. The property has paired with a local operator for private jet experiences and the decor, rooftop cinema, quirky design and collateral full of references to digital nomads would give any urban hipster joint a run for its money. Back in Singapore and Brisbane, the emphasis on sound-cushioning curtains, double glazing and block-out blinds clearly spell airport hotel but when I wake in both, I don’t instantly feel as if I am about to board a plane but in a well-created guestroom with thoughtful amenities, including quality towels, gowns and toiletries and extras such as pillow menus. At Pullman Brisbane Airport, breakfast at Apron on the ground floor, overlooking a garden pool surrounded by daybeds, consists of a small but well-conceived buffet and dishes cooked to order with an emphasis on locally sourced produce. The space is in earthen colours with on-trend lights hanging from a high ceiling. There’s a rather chic bar attached to Apron too, while the much larger nine-storey Singapore Crowne Plaza Singapore Airport has four venues to dine and drink at, and even serves a traditional afternoon tea. Oh, and did I mention that Brisbane airport took out Skytrax’s best in Australia-Pacific 2019 for the third time and increased its standing to 18th in the World’s Top 100 airports list, up from 22 in 2018, and the only Australian contender in the top 20? Its new runway is scheduled to open next year, doubling capacity, and this is the largest airport by land size in Australia. It even has its own postcode, a fact that seems to further redefine the universe of airports and their hotels not just as places to pass through but satellite communities in their own important right.  changiairport.crowneplaza.com  pullman.accorhotels.com  bne.com.au

Across the new breed of airport hotels, architects have employed green measures and designers have been brought on board to enliven interiors MORE TO THE STORY World’s Best Airport Hotels 2019 1 Crowne Plaza Changi Airport 2 Pullman Guangzhou Airport 3 Sofitel London Heathrow (pictured) 4 Hilton Munich Airport

5 Pullman Brisbane Airport 6 Regal Airport Hong Kong 7 Fairmont Vancouver Airport 8 Hong Kong Sky City Marriott 9 Hilton Frankfurt Airport 10 Hyatt Place Shenzhen Airport, China The Skytrax awards are based on 13.73 million airport customer surveys completed during the allocated period. Covering an extensive network, the survey evaluates key performance indicators such as overall experience, access to and from the airport, service at reception, cleanliness, restaurant quality, value for money and quality of customer care.

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Crowne Plaza Changi Airport lobby, above; Felix Hotel at Mascot, Sydney, left; pool at Pullman Brisbane Airport, below; guestroom at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, bottom

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13 Apr 2019 Townsville Bulletin, Townsville QLD Author: Madura McCormack • Section: General News • Article type : News Item Classification : Regional • Audience : 23,738 • Page: 7 • Printed Size: 316.00cm² Region: QLD • Market: Australia • ASR: AUD 2,181 • Words: 499 • Item ID: 1107586418

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Fulfil promises, TEL demands MADURA MCCORMACK PROMISES made during the election campaign must be put in place immediately by whomever takes government and “nothing less”, Townsville Enterprise Ltd has demanded, as the peak economic body vows to ramp up its lobbying. TEL chief executive Patricia O’Callaghan said “active lobbying effort” in the last few months has resulted in projects like the Port Channel Widening, Stage 2 of the Haughton Pipeline and Hells Gates Dam progress to the next stage. But more still needed to be done to secure the Mount Isa to Townsville Rail Line, DriveIT NQ and an upgrade to Reef HQ. “The projects of today are the projects that will secure jobs in our region for generations, and while we acknowledge the build of major projects takes time, our community needs firm commit-

PRIORITY LIST > $18.5M for DriveIT NQ: Motorsports facility at Calcium that includes new Driver Education and Motorsport Precinct for Townsville that will enable North Queensland to cement its positioning as an events and adventure destination. > $80M to upgrade to ageing ReefHQ. > Mount Isa to Townsville Rail Line: Federal Government to work with State Government to identify sustainable operation, funding and investment model of rail line. Establish nationally competitive and efficient freight corridor to stimulate additional private sector investment and job creation.

ments and assurances now,” Ms O’Callaghan said. “North Queensland’s expectation is that any commitments made by whoever forms government will commence without delay following this election, and our community will not stand for anything less. “Since last September we have been promoting a comprehensive package of priorities that was needed even before the floods to help address higher than average local unemployment, but since

that weather event this is now more necessary than ever.” Ms O’Callaghan said she would also be pushing candidates on how they would leverage the Defence industry. “We are also advocating strongly for our resources sector as it too is key to getting our community back on its feet,” she said. “The North West Minerals Province and the Galilee Basin are key to our economic future and we are proud to have mining as part of our DNA. We encourage all parties to work

with us to protect, grow and strengthen this industry.” Herbert MP Cathy O’Toole said Labor has “led the way” in terms of infrastructure commitments for Townsville in the past three years. “Labor has lead the way with the stadium, with Stage 2 of the Haughton Pipeline, $200 million for hydro for the Burdekin, Stage 5 of the Ring Road,” she said. Ms O’Toole said the campaign had only just begun and there would be more announcements during the next five weeks. LNP candidate for Herbert Phil Thompson said voters could expect his side of politics to “fight tooth and nail for the region”. “I am still fighting for projects, I fight for projects that create jobs and are economic drivers,” he said. “In one year, I have been able to deliver more for Townsville than what Cathy has in three years.”


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Palaszczuk to spruik FNQ at Dubai expo PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk has unveiled a plan to market Far North Queensland to an potential audience of 25 million people following a meeting with hotel tycoon Ghassan Aboud in Dubai. Ms Palaszczuk organised a sit-down with the Crystalbrook Collection owner this week following his public concerns about a slump in international visitor numbers to Cairns and his $500 million-

plus investment in the region. She said her Government was actively seeking out ways to market the region at the Dubai Expo 2020 in October next year – the first world expo to take place in the Middle-East, North Africa and South Asia region. “He just thinks more people should come and visit Cairns,” she said. “Anything we can do to help that, of course we will try to do ... One aspect we can

look at as part of the expo in Dubai next year is showcasing the Great Barrier Reef.” The 173-day world expo is expected to attract 25 million people, with more than 190 participating nations and a purpose-built site covering a mammoth 438ha. Crystalbrook CEO Mark Davie said Mr Aboud appreciated the visit and was eager to hear back from the Premier on his key concerns.


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BIZZY BITS NEWS TIP? Email Kathleen or Alister:

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place to work LIVING on the Gold Coast there are plenty of places that claim (some with justification) that they are great places to work. However, Queensland Airport Limited, which owns and operates Gold Coast, Townsville, Mount Isa and Longreach airports, has certified proof. That’s because it has achieved accreditation from the aptly named Great Place to Work Australia (GPTW), a global research consultancy. The accreditation, gained in February, followed an extensive organisational audit and employee survey. QAL chief financial officer Amelia Evans said she was thrilled the company had achieved the result. “In gaining this accreditation, we have become the only company in Queensland certified this year and the first airport operator in Australia to achieve this goal, which is validation of our focus and determination to remain an employer of choice,” she said.

alister.thomson@news.com.au

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