Business

Tue 20 Oct 2020

'Is my phone listening?': Facebook mystery

'Is my phone listening?': Facebook mystery

A documentary has tackled big questions about social media but it fell short of answering this very relatable question posed on Q&A last night.

40pc off: New tech brings down bills for Coast businesses

Premium Content 40pc off: New tech brings down bills for Coast businesses

Some Coast businesses are saving up to 40 per cent on internet and phone bills as a result of the $35 million International Broadband Submarine Cable project.

Mon 19 Oct 2020

How boring jobs led to a new alcoholic kombucha business

Premium Content How boring jobs led to a new alcoholic kombucha business

“IT’S such a new realm in the beverage industry … it’s not really cider, it’s not beer and nor is it wine.”

Here’s how much superannuation you should have right now

Premium Content Here’s how much superannuation you should have right now

Millions of Australians rushed to access their super early and soften the blow of COVID-19, but it could have devastating long-term effects.

'We bought units with water views, but can't see the water'

Premium Content 'We bought units with water views, but can't see the water'

THE owners of five brand new luxury units in Ballina are not happy about a change that was made without their consultation.

COVID could claim one third of Gold Coast businesses

Premium Content COVID could claim one third of Gold Coast businesses

More than one in three Gold Coast businesses fear they will fail in the next nine months due to the impact of COVID-19, a new survey reveals.

$11M SALE: Byron hills are alive with property boom

Premium Content $11M SALE: Byron hills are alive with property boom

According to a local real estate agent’s quarterly report, one property was short listed by 430 people

Secrets to cutting costs at Christmas

Premium Content Secrets to cutting costs at Christmas

There's just over two months to go until Christmas, but there are some simple ways you can ensure it doesn’t cripple you financially.

Facebook ‘likely’ to ban news: study

Facebook ‘likely’ to ban news: study

Australians should consider alternatives to Facebook and Google, a new study warns, as the tech giants were ‘likely’ to remove news in Australia.

Sun 18 Oct 2020

‘GOT MLKK?’: Family coffee venture’s maiden voyage

Premium Content ‘GOT MLKK?’: Family coffee venture’s maiden voyage

A LOVE of coffee has led to the birth of a new coffee and food van in Dalby, endeavouring to serve customers at community events and beyond. FULL DETAILS:

‘Scary’ wave of closures hits popular tourist strip

Premium Content ‘Scary’ wave of closures hits popular tourist strip

At least 15 prime lots stand empty, bearing “For Lease” signs, as a wave of shutdowns batters one of Queensland’s most popular – and expensive – retail strips.

Western Downs innovators turn ideas into business

Premium Content Western Downs innovators turn ideas into business

FROM horses helping troubled teens to alternatives to aged care, these business owners have been able to create their ideas in the region.

Billionaire buys iconic bootmaker R.M Williams

Premium Content Billionaire buys iconic bootmaker R.M Williams

Legendary boot and apparel maker R.M. Williams has been returned to Australian ownership by a mining tycoon.

Lead and chlorate recorded in drinking water

Premium Content Lead and chlorate recorded in drinking water

Mackay Regional Council working with Queensland Health to address the water issues

Sat 17 Oct 2020

Why earning $180K doesn’t make you rich

Why earning $180K doesn’t make you rich

Scott Morrison reckons earning $180,000 a year doesn’t make you rich. He might be right. Instead, there’s one key thing all rich Aussies have in common.

‘Violent’ man locked up over alleged threats to kill

Premium Content ‘Violent’ man locked up over alleged threats to kill

A dad with a “disturbing criminal history” will remain behind bars for allegedly holding a knife to a man and threatening to slit his throat.

Premier backs $35m intervention to speed-up road upgrade

Premium Content Premier backs $35m intervention to speed-up road upgrade

A $35 million State Government spend on a road upgrade a developer was required to fund has been justified by the premier as being “absolutely vital”.

Fri 16 Oct 2020

ECONOMIC YARDSTICK: Compact SUV that packs in style and value

Premium Content ECONOMIC YARDSTICK: Compact SUV that packs in style and...

Here’s the SUV for those who want to keep up with the Jonses without decimating the budget.

Labor debate no-shows reveal reasons for absence

Premium Content Labor debate no-shows reveal reasons for absence

Labor candidates missing in action at election debates in several key Coast seats have revealed the reasons for their absence.

Virgin’s big plans to steal Qantas, Jetstar passengers

Premium Content Virgin’s big plans to steal Qantas, Jetstar passengers

Virgin Australia will attempt to steal both business and leisure travellers from its rivals following the arrivial of a new CEO. Here’s how it plans to do it.

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