Business

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Theme parks running desperately low on cash

premium_icon Theme parks running desperately low on cash

Desperate Gold Coast theme park bosses are sweating on a cash injection from the State Government as they continue to burn through millions each month.

Chinese cars enjoy boost in market during outbreak

premium_icon Chinese cars enjoy boost in market during outbreak

The car industry continues to take a battering from Coronavirus, but Chinese-built cars have defied the trend and seen a rise sales.

Why time is running out to score cheap fares to Far North

premium_icon Why time is running out to score cheap fares to Far North

The countdown is on for tourism leaders to secure travel deals before school holidays start.

Hundreds of jobs to be created by stadium build, operation

premium_icon Hundreds of jobs to be created by stadium build, operation

‘More than 240 jobs are being created during construction of the facility, and there will be an estimated 785 jobs when it’s up and running.’

Ex-councillor calls for CEO report to go public

premium_icon Ex-councillor calls for CEO report to go public

An ex-councillor has called on Sunshine Coast Council to publish a report on an investigation into allegations made against the former CEO.

Claims workers are being silenced a month after tragedy

premium_icon Claims workers are being silenced a month after tragedy

WORKERS at the site of last month’s underground explosion say they are facing constant pressure to stay quiet about safety concerns, a union has claimed.

Drones brought in to fight aggressive pest

premium_icon Drones brought in to fight aggressive pest

Burnett citrus orchard goes on the offensive against an aggressive pest attempting to infest their pastures.

Wed 3 Jun 2020

How COVID-19 will ‘wipe out’ a generation of apprentices

premium_icon How COVID-19 will ‘wipe out’ a generation of apprentices

The skills shortage crisis is predicted to be six times worse than the GFC, with more than 100,000 apprentices and trainees set to go this year.

This is how the recession may impact you

This is how the recession may impact you

Australia is experiencing its first recession in decades, with jobs, wages, the cost of living and the housing market all set to be impacted.

$1.1m blunder is nothing to Smile about for dental business

premium_icon $1.1m blunder is nothing to Smile about for dental business

Embattled dental group Smiles Inclusive has admitted to an embarrassing blunder in its most recent cashflow report.

Business erects ‘save our jobs’ billboard over border ban

premium_icon Business erects ‘save our jobs’ billboard over border ban

They say a picture paints a 1000 words - but this billboard hopes to project a very loud and simple message to Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Anger as Friday’s hospital strike is called off

premium_icon Anger as Friday’s hospital strike is called off

An hour-long strike planned for hospitals across the state on Friday will not go ahead this week after union members called for clarification on pay rise.

Big losers of ScoMo’s home reno handout

Big losers of ScoMo’s home reno handout

If you’re building a new home or renovating, you’re probably celebrating this government plan right now – but there are some big catches.

Graph that should have Australia worried

Graph that should have Australia worried

Australia is in a position it hasn’t been in since the 1990s and there’s one graph that should have economists’ alarm bells ringing.

RBA looking to lower e-payment costs

RBA looking to lower e-payment costs

The RBA is looking at ways to reduce the cost of electronic payments for merchants and consumers as part of a review of a retail payments regulation.

Plan to let Aussies raid super to buy homes

Plan to let Aussies raid super to buy homes

Workers have drained $14 billion from super already – now the PM is being urged to allow them to use retirement savings to buy property

Treasurer: ‘Yes, Australia is in recession’

premium_icon Treasurer: ‘Yes, Australia is in recession’

The economy went backwards in the three months to the end of March, new figures show, putting the country into recession for the first time in 30 years. –––

CQ mine prepares site for driverless truck future

premium_icon CQ mine prepares site for driverless truck future

Mining giant gives update on autonomous truck rollout.

New data shows Australia on track for recession

New data shows Australia on track for recession

The Australian economy went backwards in the three months to the end of March, new official figures show, putting the country on course for the first recession in...

Iconic store's extreme response to looters

Iconic store's extreme response to looters

New York City's most iconic luxury department stores goes to great lengths to keep thieves from smashing their way in.

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