NAB to cut 6,000 jobs while reporting $5.3 billion profit and more Zedlines...

NAB has announced 6,000 jobs will be cut by 2020 at the same time as reporting a full-year net profit of $5.3 billion. (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Announcing the cuts, NAB chief executive Andrew Thorburn says the entire banking industry is under pressure to reshape its workforce.

Due to the impact of new technology and digital transactions cutting a swathe through traditional banking jobs, Mr Thorburn says they need fewer people.

Tweed Residents Frustrated over NBN

Residents in the Tweed Heads region are struggling when connecting with NBN after recent figures show a one hundred and fifty-nine percent increase in complaints.

Richmond MP Justine Elliot says there are still over forty thousand premises in the Richmond electorate that aren’t connected to the broadband network, and many are expected to not get any connection until 2019.

Mrs Elliot says people are missing out on a vital service, especially, for young people who are now unable to complete basic work for their schooling commitments due to slow speeds and constant dropouts.

Adani protests may influence undecided voters in the Queensland election

The Adani coal mine could become a strong influence on urban undecided Queensland voters.

Melbourne communications consultant and former Victorian Liberal Party director John Ridley mentioned that with so many people disenchanted by politics, a strong protest movement could change minds.

Adani protesters in north Queensland heckled Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk again yesterday over Labor's support for the project, after targeting her formal election announcement in Brisbane on Sunday.

Asthma related deaths increase

A recent report has revealed that there has been an increase in asthma related deaths from 421 to 455 since 2015.

Data collected from The Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed that women over the age of 65 are 3 times more likely to die from asthma than men in the same age group.

Chair of the National Asthma Council, Doctor Jonathan Burdon, says it's important people living with asthma review their action plan regularly and speak with their doctor.

Experts in Brazil are attempting to eliminate hepatitis

Experts are currently gathering in Brazil in an attempt to eliminate hepatitis.

Professionals are sharing their own national experiences in combating hepatitis, in the hope to come up with a global solution.

The disease kills 1.3 million people worldwide a year.

Defence secretary of Britain resigns following sexual misconduct allegations

Britain’s Defence secretary has resigned from his post following sexual misconduct allegations.

Accused of repeatedly touching a female journalist’s knee during a dinner in 2002, Defence secretary Michael Fallon is the first to be affected by a series of allegations of sexual misconduct against members of parliament.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has called a meeting to discuss the growing controversy on sexual harassment.