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Fri 25 Sep 2020

Harvey Norman’s genius COVID move

Harvey Norman’s genius COVID move

Gerry Harvey took a massive gamble as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the retail sector, but it paid off. Here’s what he did next.

Big banks slash home loan rates

Big banks slash home loan rates

Two of Australia’s biggest banks have slashed interest rates on a suite of home-loan products in what’s shaping up as the start of a lending war.

Ugly stoush between brow shapers over underpayment claim

Premium Content Ugly stoush between brow shapers over underpayment claim

A beauty salon manager who was busted driving while she was stoned last year has slapped her former employer with a claim for pay.

Tech game changer for underground longwall mines

Premium Content Tech game changer for underground longwall mines

The wireless device was produced in Mackay and the company is already planning to expand investment locally.

LNP’s pledge to ‘tear up’ $200m Virgin deal

Premium Content LNP’s pledge to ‘tear up’ $200m Virgin deal

Queensland is set to spend up to $200m for a stake in Virgin, but the LNP says it will end the deal if it wins government.

Aussie businesses ripping off workers

Aussie businesses ripping off workers

More than 50 businesses have been sprung ripping off workers in a nationwide crackdown, with a huge sum of money owed in backpay.

First home buyers win in credit shake up

First home buyers win in credit shake up

First home buyers could be the big winners under plans to make it easier for Aussies to secure loans, with a credit shake up to “let it rip” on borrowing.

Why property, shares and super are doing better than expected

Premium Content Why property, shares and super are doing better than...

COVID-19 has turned the financial world upside down, but in different ways than many people expected. Here’s what you can do, and where the experts see things...

Voters to break ‘playbook of anti-coal activists’

Premium Content Voters to break ‘playbook of anti-coal activists’

Stalled coal mine’s grim warning to Bowen Basin: ‘Don’t think it couldn’t happen to you’

Coast tourism soars to new heights with flights to Canberra

Premium Content Coast tourism soars to new heights with flights to Canberra

In a major coup for the region’s tourism and local businesses, flights between the Coast and the nation’s capital have been locked in for the first time.

115 jobs in limbo as dam plan hits a wall

Premium Content 115 jobs in limbo as dam plan hits a wall

Years after the Federal Government committed $30 million to build a weir in north Queensland, the State Government has finally matched the funds.

Election debates to be livestreamed for voters

Election debates to be livestreamed for voters

Mackay, Whitsunday, Mirani and Burdekin candidates for the October state election will go head-to-head in the Daily Mercury’s series of virtual debates.

Thu 24 Sep 2020

Here's the best way to get your telco problems fixed

Here's the best way to get your telco problems fixed

Customers angry with their phone or internet provider have a range of options, and it’s wise to know the process to follow if you want a good resolution.

Young entrepreneurs make a bundle selling sauna blankets

Premium Content Young entrepreneurs make a bundle selling sauna blankets

There’s no shortage of irony that the epiphany came during a sauna session for Wyatt Westmoreland and Ed Hodge.

Ex-worker’s $570k lawsuit against Darling Downs abattoir

Premium Content Ex-worker’s $570k lawsuit against Darling Downs abattoir

A woman is suing a meatworks company she was employed with for more than $570,000, after she says the job left her with spinal injuries.

Ultra Tune boss bought a strip club and made his mate boss

Premium Content Ultra Tune boss bought a strip club and made his mate boss

Ultra Tune boss Sean Buckley and Jimmy Seoud enjoyed a strong relationship for 13 years. He was happy to pay for his company, until a dramatic falling out.

TikTok Australia not so keen to share info on bosses

Premium Content TikTok Australia not so keen to share info on bosses

The world’s hottest social media firm is not being as open about the mysterious trio listed as directors of it’s Australian arm.

Samsung ramps up price wars with cheaper smartphone

Premium Content Samsung ramps up price wars with cheaper smartphone

Smartphone sales are dropping during the coronavirus pandemic, and Samsung has just joined the trend of big tech firms dropping prices to lure consumers back.

Westpac whacked with enormous $1.3b fine

Westpac whacked with enormous $1.3b fine

Australia’s second largest bank has been forced to cough up more than a billion dollars for making 23 million financial law breaches last year.

EARTHED: Labor looks to the ground to deliver jobs

Premium Content EARTHED: Labor looks to the ground to deliver jobs

The Labor State Government has secured as many as 2000 jobs in North Queensland’s mining and minerals processing sector as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan.

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