September 2016

Published a story 28th Sep 2016 1:20 PM

A SPRAWLING weather system is heading for southern Australia, with it being dubbed the worst storm in decades, and Queensland will not be immune.

Storms are coming! What it means for your long weekend

A SPRAWLING weather system is heading for southern Australia, with it being dubbed the worst storm in decades, and Queensland will not be immune.

Published a story 27th Sep 2016 6:23 AM

QUEENSLANDERS have been left wondering “what’s next” after the state was hit by an incredible meteor strike, followed by an offshore earthquake.

Meteor and earthquake strike Queensland in one night

QUEENSLANDERS have been left wondering “what’s next” after the state was hit by an incredible meteor strike, followed by an offshore earthquake.

Published a story 23rd Sep 2016 10:36 AM

When we are shown the images and footage of violence, terrorism and torture that marks Daesh’s rule in Middle East, it frightens us. We don’t want that here.

Is this why we want to stop Muslims coming here?

When we are shown the images and footage of violence, terrorism and torture that marks Daesh’s rule in Middle East, it frightens us. We don’t want that here.

Voted in a poll 19th Sep 2016 1:12 PM

Published a story 16th Sep 2016 1:47 PM

The sale was approved by 99.94% of shareholders who voted, not including News Limited and its associated shareholders.

Australian Regional Media sale wins shareholder approval

The sale was approved by 99.94% of shareholders who voted, not including News Limited and its associated shareholders.

Published a story 2nd Sep 2016 11:53 AM

BACKED by a lifetime of toil and earning, the dream of the seachange and treechange is being re-imagined through the eyes of a so-called "lifestyle-preneur".

The greys are coming: The rise of the "lifestyle-preneur"

BACKED by a lifetime of toil and earning, the dream of the seachange and treechange is being re-imagined through the eyes of a so-called "lifestyle-preneur".

August 2016

Published a story 26th Aug 2016 9:18 AM

THE thought of your child suffering a life-threatening accident is the stuff of parents’ nightmares.

The perils of play: How kids are most likely to be hurt

THE thought of your child suffering a life-threatening accident is the stuff of parents’ nightmares.

Published a story 24th Aug 2016 9:01 AM

It makes sense then that inland areas pay more to fill up their cars than those who live within an hour or two of a major shipping terminal, right?

Why do more rural areas have cheaper fuel than us?

It makes sense then that inland areas pay more to fill up their cars than those who live within an hour or two of a major shipping terminal, right?

Voted in a poll 19th Aug 2016 5:56 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.