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Wed 18 Jul 2018

NSW powerless to stop energy crisis

premium_icon NSW powerless to stop energy crisis

NSW is increasingly relying on power generated in Queensland to keep our household electricity prices down with new figures showing a 50 per cent imports jump.

Google search kills Shark Tank pitch

Google search kills Shark Tank pitch

THIS entrepreneur could only watch on in shock as Shark Tank’s Steve Baxter debunked her claims with a simple Google search on his phone.

Tradies fed up with blocked roads in Coast developments

premium_icon Tradies fed up with blocked roads in Coast developments

CONSTRUCTION workers are fed up with blocked roads in a popular housing development and say it's so bad, at times no cars can get through.

Toll drop: ‘We are not in a position to do that’

premium_icon Toll drop: ‘We are not in a position to do that’

SOUTHEAST Queensland’s toll road operator has ruled out reducing tolls to help ease congestion, likening its current position to maintaining a home loan.

FSG employee raped disabled girl

premium_icon FSG employee raped disabled girl

EXPLOSIVE court documents have shown an FSG employee was jailed in September 2015 for raping an intellectually disabled girl in her 20s inside an FSG house.

'Costco effect' already making impact on fuel prices

'Costco effect' already making impact on fuel prices

Fuel prices in Ipswich are dropping ahead of Costco opening in November

'Second class citizens': Labour hire targeted in ALP policy

'Second class citizens': Labour hire targeted in ALP policy

THE Australian Labor Party has vowed to crack down on "unfair labour hire” practices, with a focus on people doing the same job receiving the same pay.

Council joins calls for inland rail extension to Gladstone

Council joins calls for inland rail extension to Gladstone

Gladstone Regional Council commits to creating a business study on the benefits of extending Melbourne to Brisbane inland rail to Gladstone.

Gina Rinehart fires shot in wagyu war

premium_icon Gina Rinehart fires shot in wagyu war

BILLIONAIRE Gina Rinehart has bought thousands of wagyu beef cattle in a direct challenge to Australia’s oldest company, Brisbane-based AAco.

The tradie who gives tradies a bad name

premium_icon The tradie who gives tradies a bad name

When you find a tradie who does an honest job for a fair wage, don’t lose their number. But then there’s tradies like George, writes Margaret Wenham.

Queensland’s most expensive tradies revealed

premium_icon Queensland’s most expensive tradies revealed

Consumers are paying the price with a big surge in the cost of hiring builders in the past year. Here’s what you’ll pay if you need a tradie in Queensland.

Whether it's in a keg, a can or a bottle, we make good beer

premium_icon Whether it's in a keg, a can or a bottle, we make good beer

A NORTHERN Rivers brewer has been included in a book listing the best Aussie beers

Federal reforms to ensure no more unpaid contracts

premium_icon Federal reforms to ensure no more unpaid contracts

Federal Minister Craig Laundy has announced reforms aimed at ensuring subcontractors in building and construction get paid on time.

Tue 17 Jul 2018

‘How I started a booming business’

‘How I started a booming business’

IT started as a hobby for Townsville Hospital indigenous liaison officer Bianca Brackenridge several years ago.

'Something has to be done' about feral pigs

'Something has to be done' about feral pigs

North Burnett landowners are searching for answers to the region's feral pig problem, which they believe is spiralling out of control.

Development group expands their horizons

Development group expands their horizons

AUGUST start for construction of stylish $40million apartment complex offering city and beach lifestyle.

‘Woeful’: First Amazon Prime Day slammed

‘Woeful’: First Amazon Prime Day slammed

IT’S been described as “laughable”, “worthless” and “woeful” — but the online retail giant insists its first sale day has been a hit.

Domino's boss scores massive pay day from cheap pizza

Domino's boss scores massive pay day from cheap pizza

THIS man raked in a staggering $36.84 million last year — a salary 669 times the wage of the average Aussie worker.

Apple unveils kangaroo, mango on World Emoji Day

Apple unveils kangaroo, mango on World Emoji Day

CRIKEY, this is good news - especially on World Emoji Day.

Airport defends new $3 passenger fee

Airport defends new $3 passenger fee

AN AIRPORT has defended its plan to introduce a $3 ticket levy to help fund an $80 million redevelopment.

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