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Thu 24 Sep 2020

New bankruptcy lifeline for struggling small business

Premium Content New bankruptcy lifeline for struggling small business

Small businesses on the brink of collapse due to COVID-19 will be thrown a job-saving lifeline to stay afloat through massive reforms to bankruptcy rules.

Firm in Mackay for landmark electricity class action claim

Premium Content Firm in Mackay for landmark electricity class action claim

Lawyers behind the landmark class action will be in Mackay this week as it moves ahead with the claim

Activists plan phone jam ‘party’ to halt mine’s future

Premium Content Activists plan phone jam ‘party’ to halt mine’s future

But mine owner says the planned action will have no effect on its insurance or future

Dad’s Harley dream comes true after cancer scare

Premium Content Dad’s Harley dream comes true after cancer scare

WATCH: A Sunshine Coast dad has had the surprise of a lifetime after what he thought was a free haircut ended with him being gifted a Harley-Davidson.

‘Whatever I want’: Scorned dater threatens to leak nudes

Premium Content ‘Whatever I want’: Scorned dater threatens to leak nudes

A man who was upset when an online dating interest stopped talking to him told her if she didn’t send him $500 he’d leak a topless photo of her, a court heard.

Hordes of Sydney blow-ins should be made to wear face masks

Premium Content Hordes of Sydney blow-ins should be made to wear face masks

"JUST because a bunch of people want to escape the city and have a holiday, it shouldn’t put this region’s future in doubt."

Wed 23 Sep 2020

FULL LIST: Every winner at the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards

Premium Content FULL LIST: Every winner at the 2020 Queensland Mining Awards

Mining contractor of the year goes to a Mackay firm for investing in innovation.

Businesses struggle as Aussies choose welfare over work

Premium Content Businesses struggle as Aussies choose welfare over work

Many regional businesses are struggling to find people to fill jobs in sectors such as retail and manufacturing as Aussies choose welfare over work.

Why you shouldn’t bank on RBA cutting rates

Premium Content Why you shouldn’t bank on RBA cutting rates

There is no good reason for the RBA to make any interest rate cuts, writes Terry McCrann.

How former NRL star built $20m global empire

Premium Content How former NRL star built $20m global empire

He created one of the great off-field success stories in rugby league history. This is how Sean Garlick turned one pie shop into a global empire.

Winners and losers: What NBN changes will mean for you

Premium Content Winners and losers: What NBN changes will mean for you

Millions of Australians will get access to faster broadband speeds in a $4.5 billion upgrade package, but more than one million will miss out.

‘Ridiculous’: Red and green tape hampering mining industry

Premium Content ‘Ridiculous’: Red and green tape hampering mining industry

‘Mackay is the heartbeat of our resources industry in Queensland and it’s also a barometer for how our sector is tracking’

Historic pub spanked over naughty stripper oversight

Premium Content Historic pub spanked over naughty stripper oversight

Graphic footage has led to a historic pub being spanked with a huge fine over a sexually explicit event advertised as featuring Australia’s best strippers.

Failed building company bosses sued for $3m

Premium Content Failed building company bosses sued for $3m

The former directors of a Brisbane building company that collapsed with debts of $9.2m are being sued by liquidators seeking to recoup money owed to creditors.

CBA staff outraged over fruit box instead of pay rise

Premium Content CBA staff outraged over fruit box instead of pay rise

Commonwealth Bank bosses have been slammed for sending frontline workers a delivery of fruit and vegetables while offering them “an offensively low pay offer”.

Billionaire chicken magnate dies

Billionaire chicken magnate dies

Billionaire chicken farmer and racing magnate Bob Ingham, who helped build one of Australia’s largest chicken producers, has died aged 88.

Nufarm books massive loss

Nufarm books massive loss

Crop protection company Nufarm has booked an eye-watering full-year loss, with summer droughts in Australia contributing to dented earnings.

China’s Australian space operations secured

Premium Content China’s Australian space operations secured

A plan to turn the lights off on China’s space exploration race efforts has landed Australia in the middle of the growing geopolitical tensions.

‘Double whammy’: Liquidators warn bubble will burst

Premium Content ‘Double whammy’: Liquidators warn bubble will burst

Company insolvencies have slowed to a trickle as government intervention helps prop up businesses. But experts say there will be a day of reckoning.

Mystery of whether you’ll get faster internet

Mystery of whether you’ll get faster internet

NBN Co has announced that some customers will get better options over the next few years, but it doesn’t know where those customers live yet.

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