Dry docking company Fab Dock to appeal legal loss

Brad Smith had waited more than five months for an answer from the courts; so, frustrated, he came to the Observer for help.

Trans-Pacific Partnership "bittersweet" for sugar industry

PLANTING TIME: Anne Gentle, Michael Gentle and Lisa Johnston planting on the Gentles’ farm at Septimus in the Pioneer Valley.

Trade deal and good weather benefit sugar industry

Green groups put red light on Rinehart's Alpha coal mine

Aerial of Alpha Coal Project Test (12073).

Mine’s greenhouse gas emissions at centre of legal action

Resident lost thousands to alleged phone company employee

The victim was asked for their personal information and bank details

Beef and sugar exports optimistic about Trans Pacific deal

The Trans Pacific Partnership will free up trading arrangements

Great Barrier Reef's future to be discussed by leaders

Great Barrier Reef and Bushy Atoll.

Future of the reef to be looked at by leaders

Former Aurizon employee feels for staff after cuts announced

Rail group to become 'leaner, smarter, more efficient'

Teen seeking compensation from Lorna Jane for "stolen image"

Teen claims Lorna Jane used her photo without permission

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AIG Construction Index lost pace in September

A FALL in the AIG construction index reflected declines in industrial activity, new orders, employment and selling prices components.

Want a pay rise? Not likely, says company study

Workers expect pay rises, but don't always get them: report

Your reaction: 30% deposit will put you out of the market

More Fraser Coast residents are defaulting on their mortgage payments.

NAB will ask for a 30% deposit for home loans, following ANZs lead.

Commodities tank as stock market sheds $41b in one morning

A commodities wipeout has brought BHP below $22

Weaker industrial profits out of China weigh on markets

The city of Shanghai

China's industrial performance has markets worried

ABS puts Australia's population at 23 million as of March

A section of the near-capacity Clive Berghofer Stadium crowd at last Saturday night's Reds and Blues trial match.

Here's the new figure to quote when asked Australia's population

Investment advice: How markets set prices on company shares

It is timely to build on the time value of money concept

Microsoft unveils new Surface Book to rival Apple

MICROSOFT has unveiled new Surface, Lumia and Microsoft Band devices to harness the power of its new Windows 10 operating system.

Things Prettygreat for Luke after Fruit Ninja success

Luke Muscat, left with the other founders of Prettygreat Phil Larsen and Hugh Walters.

MACLEAN game developer Luke Muscat enjoys more success.

900 jobs on offer in Queensland with NBN Co rollout

UNEMPLOYED: Jobseekers will have more commitments with changes to unempliyment requirements.

Dawson MP announces 900 job opportunities in Queensland

iPhone users: how to avoid a ridiculously huge phone bill

WOW! Bet you don't want to see this on your phone bill.

Every iPhone user should read this to avoid a huge data bill.

WATERCOOLER: How's the economy? Is it better or worse now?

RIGHT now, the Australian economy is harder to read and even harder to manage than any time I can remember.

Hoarding cash doesn't work

Paul Clitheroe

There are serial hoarders of cash out there, all making a bad choice

How the talk of tax reform will pan out

Noel Whittaker

Tax reform is back on the table, and the talk will be predictable

Your super statement is arriving - heed it well

Noel Whittaker

Your super statement is arriving - heed it well

Pointy heads come up with craziest of red tape and laws

WHAT is the stupidest law or red tape you have to deal with?

Interest-only loans can prove costly

Paul Clitheroe

Interest-only loans can prove costly

Why Australia's tax system needs an overhaul

SPOTLIGHT: Treasurer Joe Hockey in parliament. The reality is now that within two years the average taxpayer in Australia will pay a marginal tax rate of 39%.

Making the case for a smaller government

Review: World of Warships

WORLD of Warships is the last and the most ambitious of the three "World Of" titles from Belarusian outfit Wargaming.

Apple TV, bigger iPad, new iPhone 6s unveiled

The all-new Apple TV features a Siri remote which can also be used for gaming.

Apple TV features voice control, Siri Remote and new tvOS

MediPen: We tried out the UK’s first legal cannabis vape

MediPen: We tried out the UK’s first legal cannabis vape

Why taking your Samsung to bed makes good SleepSense

Samsung SleepSense

Electronics giant unveils new type of personal healthcare device

Samsung comes 'full circle' with new Gear 2 smartwatch

Gear S2 offers 3G connectivity and first-ever e-SIM with voice

The man who sold Minecraft says it's made him miserable

Minecraft creator Markus Persson said he has never felt more alone

The man who sold Minecraft says it's made him miserable