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Fri 20 Apr 2018

Centrelink goes after Aussies with welfare debts

Centrelink goes after Aussies with welfare debts

THE government is cracking down on welfare cheats, giving Australians one month to start paying back the $900m debt or risk copping interest charges.

JOBS DYING OUT: The careers you are better off avoiding

JOBS DYING OUT: The careers you are better off avoiding

If you're banking on a good career in mining or retail over the next decade, think again. These are the industries where there will be a jobs boom by 2024.

Agriculture Minister open to live exports ban

premium_icon Agriculture Minister open to live exports ban

Dodgy live exporters are a ‘cancer’ that need to be ‘cut out’ of the industry, the federal Agriculture Minister says.

Aussie producers who flog EU food names on notice

premium_icon Aussie producers who flog EU food names on notice

SOME European countries want to stop Australian producers and exporters calling their cheese feta and parmesan, and are demanding winemakers rename prosecco.

AMP boss quits over banking scandal

AMP boss quits over banking scandal

AMP chief executive Craig Meller has quit in the wake of the disturbing revelations from the wealth management giant at the Banking Royal Commission.

CBA less popular than tax man

CBA less popular than tax man

COMMBANK’S reputation has been so trashed by a series of scandals that the public now like the lender even less than they do the taxman.

Legal battle brewing over Possum Magic $2 coins

Legal battle brewing over Possum Magic $2 coins

They were supposed to be a touching gesture to celebrate the work of beloved children’s author Mem Fox — but the fallout has become massive.

Growing anger over 'destructive' Airbnb as listings spike

Growing anger over 'destructive' Airbnb as listings spike

In Noosa anger at the downside of online short stays is growing

Deadly disease a cruel reminder of CQ man's life in mining

Deadly disease a cruel reminder of CQ man's life in mining

His world has shrunk to a few meters inside their family home, with occasional car rides possible only with meticulous planning and enough oxygen for the trip.

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

Qld's $54 billion opportunity

But leading economist warns the state can not wait for governments to take the lead.

Kleenmaid fraud appeal in pipeline

Kleenmaid fraud appeal in pipeline

Jail came after $13m loan fraud, and claims Kleenmaid kept trading despite insolvency

'This could ruin us': Family butchery's huge loss after PFAS

'This could ruin us': Family butchery's huge loss after PFAS

Shock waves are continuing to roll through Bundaberg after the week's water contamination, with one family business losing thousands.

Resort developer appeals council's rejection in Qld court

Resort developer appeals council's rejection in Qld court

THE developer behind a $21.5m resort and caravan park plan near Calliope is appealing the Gladstone Regional Council's rejection of the project in a Qld court.

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Rare, key location in Buderim

Rare, key location in Buderim

HOUSE of your dreams, renovate or remove existing home, enjoy the land as a blank canvas: Plenty of options at 0.82ha property in heart of Buderim.

Contractor goes bust, workers unpaid on $53m Coast project

Contractor goes bust, workers unpaid on $53m Coast project

A leading Sunshine Coast contractor has been placed in external administration and workers on a $53m project have been left unpaid.

No more Allen key! Ikea furniture no match for robot arms

No more Allen key! Ikea furniture no match for robot arms

A PAIR of robotic arms have made light work of one of the most difficult tasks in human history: Building Ikea furniture.

Blatant money grab: Fuel prices could hit three-year high

Blatant money grab: Fuel prices could hit three-year high

FILL up now. Fuel prices could hit a three year high in the coming days if profiteering petrol stations continue the way they are going.

Same-sex kiss causes uproar

Same-sex kiss causes uproar

A SKATING rink has “closed forever” claiming they’re worried for their staff after allegedly kicking a lesbian couple out for kissing.

Banking for Aussies just got worse

Banking for Aussies just got worse

JUST when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, banking executives have this week made some seriously bad admissions.

Woolies fail exposes bigger risk

Woolies fail exposes bigger risk

WOOLIES customers went home hungry when its software melted down. But the error highlights a “pattern of failure” putting us all at risk.

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