Councils seek more control over Airbnb

Mayor: It's now impacting on our rental market, reducing the number of permanent available rental establishments, which is leading to price increases.

Google Maps feature divides the internet

Is Google Maps's new feature a storm in a teacup?

“I really can’t express how much I hate this!!!"

A disgrace: Calls for double lane hwy from Gympie to Cairns

There's been a number of serious accidents on the Bruce Hwy this year, including many deaths, thankfully this one, near Raglan, was not one of them.

LNP politician grilled on state of the Bruce Hwy

REVEALED: Real reason behind closure of G'bah cafe

INCOGNITO: Goonellabah's Café Cognito closed its doors several days ago and its parent company was listed for deregistration by ASIC on September 12.

Major twist in the mystery surrounding cafe's closure

Samsung partners with Google to bring AR to 100m devices

DJ Koh, President of Samsung Electronics Mobile Communications Business.

Tech giant unveils new version of Bixby in San Francisco

Rumours British billionaire industrialist toured Boyne Smelter

Aerials of Boyne Smelter Limited (BSL) from early 2013. Photo Contributed

Speculation for a buyer for Rio Tinto's aluminium assets.

Spectacular photo of Migaloo beats 10,000 entries in comp

Award-winning professional photographer Craig Parry has claimed glory again after his 2016 photo (below) of white humpback whale Migaloo beat 10,000 entries to win the Underwater World category of Russias prestigious Golden Turtle awards.

North Coast photographer wins prestigious international award

Mackay tradie snaps up jetski business

Jared Leaman is passionate about marine sports and is looking forward to a new business challenge.

Mackay man buys Whitsunday Powersports

EVERY TIME YOU BUY: Simple trick to save without trying

AS CARDS continue to replace cash as Aussies’, it is becoming possible to save money without even thinking about it.

Financial adviser banned for three years

Drew Grosskreutz has been banned from providing financial advice for three years.

Drew Grosskreutz banned for failing to act in clients' best interest

Young people fear robots will steal their jobs

Nicole Robinson is a psychology PhD student at QUT who is working with robots. She is with "Andy”.

The #WTF campaign wants your ideas on this hot-button topic.

How loyalty to companies is costing us thousands

Consumer finance specialist Lisa Montgomery says loyalty doesn’t always equal savings.Source:News Corp Australia

It pays to shop around for banking and insurance

Westpac life insurance bill could hit $100m

Westpac is being sued for allegedly overcharging its life insurance customers, in a claim that could total $100 million.

Alleged overcharges since 2010 could involve thousands of customers

The money wasters costing Aussies more than $5000 a year

Could you tighten up your budget to save cash?

Avoidable spending is hurting household budgets

Keep it simple when it's your money

With about 2000 listed Australian companies, just as many managed funds, and untold numbers of investment properties on offer, there's no shortage of assets - many of which are straightforward - to invest in, Paul Clitheroe says.

My alarm bells start ringing when it is complex

The must-have gadget for Aussie summer

WE are heading into the Australian summer and are about to spend much more time spend outdoors, which means you need to get one of these.

NBN under fire as internet complaints surge

Does your internet connection make you want to do this?

Aussies are underwhelmed with their home broadband connection.

Meet Google’s smarter smartphone

Google’s newest smartphones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, will become available for pre-order in Australia on October 20. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Elijah Nouvelage

ONE YEAR has passed since Google launched its first serious bid for your smartphone...

41% increase in phone and internet complaints

NOT HAPPY: According to the According to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, Australian residential consumers and small businesses made 158,016 complaints in the last financial year (1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017). NSW customers made 50,537 complaints, a year on year increase of 43.6 per cent.

Phone and internet customers fed up with poor service

YOUR SAY: More than 50 things to do in Gladstone this break

Gladstone local sends poem and alphabetised list of activities to do in town.

Building your prosperity through property

People like investing in something they understand - everyone lives in a property - plus you can see, touch and perhaps even drive past the asset you own.

The three simple investing principles you have to know

Gladstone businesses need free rent and rates

Colourful new garden beds have been layed down along Goondoon St in Gladstone's city centre.

Business creates business, put 15 shops back in the main street ...

Labor energy boss argues 'renewables now best for bills'

Within a day of our plan's release, wholesale energy futures prices plunged 10% in Queensland, which the Energy Users Association of Australia said is "providing real benefit and a ray of hope for all energy users”.

They're ignoring what everyone in the energy market knows

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison pictured holding a piece of coal during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, in February.

Honestly, what is up with our politicians' preoccupation with coal?

How to stop losing 'easy' sales

15/07/02 110966 Building industry, tradesmans toolbelt. Photo Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

There are things you can do to stop losing easy sales

MJ on Sat'day: Our daggy main drag

RUN DOWN: Businesses and shops in Goondoon St could use a facelift.

Telling it like it is in Gladstone.

Virtual reality virgin answers zombies' call of duty

Hungry for an undead challenge, journalist SHERELE MOODY checks out Zero Latency’s 'epic-scale free-roam multiplayer virtual reality' gaming experience.

Huawei declares death of the smartphone

The HUAWEI Mate 10 and HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro pack a 4000 mAh high-density battery

Chinese tech giant introduced its first AI mobile chipset, Kirin 970

The Stormtroopers are coming – to vacuum your floor

Samsung has released a range of floor sweeping POWERbots

Huawei unveils $499 phone with dual cameras on front and back

The Huawei nova 2i

The Huawei nova 2i is squarely aimed at selfie shooters