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Tue 21 Jan 2020

Builder collapse leaves shocking level of unpaid creditors

premium_icon Builder collapse leaves shocking level of unpaid creditors

A staggering number of subcontractors and other unsecured creditors have been left owed more than $3 million in the latest construction liquidation.

Builder’s extraordinary lengths to dodge QBCC

premium_icon Builder’s extraordinary lengths to dodge QBCC

A builder has cut his phone lines and changed licence car plates as part of an incredible effort to hide his location from the state’s construction watchdog.

Travel company’s sneaky ad trick

Travel company’s sneaky ad trick

Popular travel website Trivago has been slammed for using a ranking system to mislead consumers about cheap hotel deals.

Shock surge in major city's homeowners risking default

premium_icon Shock surge in major city's homeowners risking default

Shock new data shows thousands of households are a month away from defaulting on their home loans. Here’s what to do if you’re among those struggling.

Global banks grim ‘financial crisis’ warning

Global banks grim ‘financial crisis’ warning

The world’s most powerful banks have issued a warning about what could trigger the next global financial crisis.

WIND FARM: $2 billion project starting at grassroots

premium_icon WIND FARM: $2 billion project starting at grassroots

She said great effort had been made to reduce the impacts

Builder goes into liquidation leaving subbies unpaid

premium_icon Builder goes into liquidation leaving subbies unpaid

A builder favoured by Sunshine Coast councils has gone into liquidation, with the extent of debt still unknown.

Insta-famous dietitian makes waves in national health scene

premium_icon Insta-famous dietitian makes waves in national health scene

A Sunshine Coast dietitian has landed a major consulting role to national healthy fresh-meal company, Youfoodz, adding to her growing list of appointments.

Farmer’s tragic tale of fire struggle

premium_icon Farmer’s tragic tale of fire struggle

It’s going to take a lot of work and money to get their devastated lychee farm back online.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Australia’s most in-demand skills revealed

Australia’s most in-demand skills revealed

LinkedIn has revealed the 15 most in-demand soft and hard skills that Australian companies are looking for in employees this year.

How catastrophic fires hurt nation’s major outdoor brands

premium_icon How catastrophic fires hurt nation’s major outdoor brands

The boss of some of Australia’s biggest businesses has blamed catastrophic fires and smoke haze for lower-than-expected Christmas sales.

Coast firefighting gurus strike mega $2m deal

premium_icon Coast firefighting gurus strike mega $2m deal

A Sunshine Coast business at the forefront of aerial bush firefighting technology has struck a $2 million deal with an overseas company.

Business is booming on the Great Barrier Reef

premium_icon Business is booming on the Great Barrier Reef

Data shows South Great Barrier Reef is fast becoming a tourist hotspot

PHOTOS: Aurizon coal train derails in Central Queensland

premium_icon PHOTOS: Aurizon coal train derails in Central Queensland

Photos reveal the damage on a Central Queensland rail line after a train derailed between Dysart and Middlemount.

Developer sues Qld shock jock, property boss over broadcast

premium_icon Developer sues Qld shock jock, property boss over broadcast

A Qld shock jock and a real estate agent are in a defamation lawsuit amid claims they falsely suggested a local property developer and his project were shonky.

Businessmen reignite divisive nuclear power debate

premium_icon Businessmen reignite divisive nuclear power debate

Crippling power prices would be fixed if governments “got off their backsides” and embraced nuclear, according to a group of well-known local businessman.

Fracking demonstrators rally at Minister Eva Lawler’s office

premium_icon Fracking demonstrators rally at Minister Eva Lawler’s office

A CROWD of anti-fracking protesters have rallied outside the Environment Minister’s office to protest her signing the Beetaloo Basin agreement over Christmas.

The best and worst phones for your child

premium_icon The best and worst phones for your child

Most Aussie kids get a smartphone by the time they enter high school. But which devices should parents fork out for and what plans need to be avoided?

Highest coal exports in five years

premium_icon Highest coal exports in five years

Gladstone Ports Corporation had a record end to the year with the Reg Tanna Coal Terminal posting its highest December coal exports in five years.

Toowoomba firm wins trademark battle with car giant

premium_icon Toowoomba firm wins trademark battle with car giant

A SMALL Toowoomba battery company has scored a massive win in a trademark battle with an international car giant.

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