Lucrative jobs go begging due to university obsession

THOUSANDS of school leavers are shunning top jobs because they are pushed into university at the expense of apprenticeships.

Plumb job nets $20m for locals

Paul Fuller, director of Valley Earthworks, one of the local business to benefit from jail work.

Major contracted awarded for new Grafton Correctional Facility

Beer drinkers are getting fruity fresh for summer

ON TAP: Pumpyard chef Garth Kelly and Corinne Browne test out the new Lime Lager.

Ipswich brewery whips up Lime Lager in time for scorcher weekend

Hundreds of Ipswich workers prepare for last day on the job

LAST DAYS: The last day of slaughter at Churchill Abattoir will be on Thursday.

Support services are doing all they can to limit the impact

'Bad place': ACCC lashes out at Curtis Island exports

An aerial view of the three LNG export sites at Curtis Island.

ACCC raises concern about action on gas ban.

L'Oreal heiress and world's richest woman dead at 94

French businesswoman Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress of cosmetics giant L'Oreal and daughter of the company's founder, has died. Bettencourt was also considered the richest woman in the world.

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt was worth $49 billion.

Is this the end of the 'mum and dad' business in Qld?

Coastal Hardware's Ian Rae shut down his store last year after 26 years in operation on the Sunshine Coast. Ian's store survived against the corporate giants until his retirement, but others have not been so lucky.

Consumers are preferring to shop at larger stores with more choice

Sell dog shares before they bite you

Paul Clitheroe says turning over your shares frequently will only stack up brokerage. Plus, you may miss out on dividends and potentially be out of the market during upswings.

Paul Clitheroe on buying and selling shares.

Tax on loans varies and can bite hard

Clearing up the confusion about home loan accounts with a line of credit or redraw facility and offset accounts

Don't be surprised: New $10 note to make debut

MONEY: Australia's new $10 banknote.

Subtle differences are on $10 released tomorrow.

New $10 note could be in your wallet tomorrow

The new $10 note.

It has cutting edge technology to protect against counterfeiting

Renowned marketing strategist to land in Gladstone

OPPORTUNITY: Marketing adviser Damian Morgan will present his Future or Marketing Workshop at the Gladstone Events Centre in October.

The Future or Marketing Workshop will be presented on October 23-24.

Diversify to keep investments safe

The US stock market is one way of diversifying your investments.

Diversification is a weak spot for many investors

A FATHER of three who drowned trying to help another dad sav

retail spending growth has picked up in recent months despite a drift downwards in consumer sentiment.

A FATHER of three who drowned trying to help another dad sav

Tax system offers cream for some

The interest on a home loan will not be tax-deductible while the holder is living in the property, but if they vacate the home and rent it out they can then claim interest and other outgoings as a tax deduction.

Using the tax system to your advantage makes great sense.

Apple Watch Series 3 has embarrassing glitch

IT’S JUST one day until Apple’s newest smartwatch goes on sale, and there’s a problem — just the small fact it doesn’t actually work like advertised.

iPhone 8: So what are the cheapest deals around?

So what's the best deal with the latest iphones

Comparison website has crunched the numbers

'Techno-tantrums': How to raise kids in a digital world

Dr Kristy Goodwin helps modern parents, educators and health professionals understand what young children, aged 0-12 years really need to thrive in a digital world.

Balance is the key to navigating kids online use

Aldi worker's act of kindness rescues grandfather

An Aldi worker has helped a 75-year-old grandfather work out how to use his new iPhone.

Telstra forced to apologise after giving 75-year-old little help.

Building your prosperity through property

IT'S no secret us Aussies love to invest in property, but no matter what type of investor you are there are 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.

Madness that allowed foreign workers a foot in the door

Sparks fly as a sheet metal worker fabricates a piece of mining equipment at Mastermyne Engineering.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

That is what the 457 visa program had become - a madness

Not enough USB ports? This could be the answer

IT’S one of the bugbears of modern laptop and desktop computer users.

Why your iPhone isn't made to last

People are using the iPhone’s Airdrop feature for some shady stuff.

Class action brings out revelations about 'touch disease'

iPhone X: the epic fail of its biggest feature

iPhone X has a Super Retina Display, TrueDepth Camera System, Face ID and A11 Bionic Chip with Neural Engine. Picture: Apple

How do you use this phone without a home button?

Bad news if you want the iPhone X

A leaked image of the iPhone 8 has shown a fresh design.

Rumours continue to swirl that the iPhone will be dogged by delays