Business

Sat 6 Jun 2020

COVID-19 has changed retail fashion forever

COVID-19 has changed retail fashion forever

Retail fashion, how we buy it and what we want has been transformed due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Australia’s leading designers.

Shock over major lay-offs at sport websites

Shock over major lay-offs at sport websites

Sport fans have been left saddened as the impacts of coronavirus continue to be felt as several major sport websites were forced to cut back.

Tired worker’s landmark compo win

premium_icon Tired worker’s landmark compo win

An exhausted vineyard worker who crashed into a tree driving home from work has won a compensation case.

There are calls to chop a much-hated housing tax

There are calls to chop a much-hated housing tax

It’s one of the most expensive parts of buying a home that can cost up to $40,000. Now some are urging state governments to scrap stamp duty for good.

‘A trip to the hair salon led me to four years of debt’

premium_icon ‘A trip to the hair salon led me to four years of debt’

It was a trip to the hairdresser where Aley Fisher first decided to use a Buy Now Pay Later option. Two years later, she’s still in debt.

Pay first, dine later: Eating out in post-pandemic world

premium_icon Pay first, dine later: Eating out in post-pandemic world

Businesses are enforcing hefty minimum spends and asking for deposits in a bid to safeguard their economic recovery against no-shows and cancellations.

We’ve got reno fever as thousands chase $25,000 cash offer

premium_icon We’ve got reno fever as thousands chase $25,000 cash offer

There are growing concerns regional battlers may miss out because the scheme is targeted at wealthy city dwellers.

Tenants and landlords go to war over COVID-19 disputes

premium_icon Tenants and landlords go to war over COVID-19 disputes

Queensland is in the midst of rental warfare with almost 30,000 disputes between landlords and tenants in just two months – most related to COVID-19 hardships.

Workplace injury over shovelling mulch settled for hefty sum

premium_icon Workplace injury over shovelling mulch settled for hefty sum

It is claimed the former employee was forced to shovel loads of mulch into wheelbarrows and sustained a back injury from the work

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Disturbing abuse inflicted through banks

Disturbing abuse inflicted through banks

The country’s major lenders are on the lookout after a horrific trend with “clear references to domestic and family violence” emerged.

Sad downfall of Aussie fashion favourite

Sad downfall of Aussie fashion favourite

Yet another much-loved fashion company has entered voluntary administration as Australia’s brutal retail apocalypse ramps up.

UQ enters agreement for large-scale COVID-19 production

premium_icon UQ enters agreement for large-scale COVID-19 production

The University of Queensland will help to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, in a deal that create more than 100m doses of vaccine produced by the end of 2021.

$25K grant may not be enough to save Qld building industry

$25K grant may not be enough to save Qld building industry

The $25,000 HomeBuilder grant has been met with mixed reaction from Queensland building industry leaders, with some fearing the scheme does not go far enough.

‘Flying blind’: No clue on border closure cost

premium_icon ‘Flying blind’: No clue on border closure cost

The State Government stunningly admits it’s not counting the cost of controversial NSW border closure - leaving business leaders and MPs “appalled”.

600 jobs to be created under lucrative Adani contract

premium_icon 600 jobs to be created under lucrative Adani contract

North Queensland economy receives boost of 600 new jobs after mining giant Adani awarded its largest construction contract for the project.

Pollies continue to lobby NewsCorp to save CQ’s newspapers

premium_icon Pollies continue to lobby NewsCorp to save CQ’s newspapers

Our region’s politicians explain their differing approaches in fighting to retain a CQ-based newspaper.

Ocean St dreams for new-look Nambour CBD

premium_icon Ocean St dreams for new-look Nambour CBD

A brewer weeks from opening in the heart of Nambour hopes his venture will become a catalyst to transform the CBD into the next Ocean St

O’Brien says HomeBuilder will bring 1000 Wide Bay jobs

premium_icon O’Brien says HomeBuilder will bring 1000 Wide Bay jobs

Federal MP says initiative will help region’s timber industry flourish in virus recovery efforts.

Telstra blame ‘hardware fault’ for Gympie region ‘dropouts’

premium_icon Telstra blame ‘hardware fault’ for Gympie region ‘dropouts’

The issues have been lingering in the small towns of Theebine and Scotchy Pocket since March.

Major Central Qld businesses merge in $50 million deal

premium_icon Major Central Qld businesses merge in $50 million deal

New venture to be a market leader in the mining, engineering, construction service sector

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