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Mon 25 Jun 2018

Bright new day for responsible spenders

Bright new day for responsible spenders

PAY your bills on time and you may get rewarded with a discount on a loan interest rate. Welcome to the new world of mandatory comprehensive credit reporting.

Inquiry told of farmers’ conflict with banks

premium_icon Inquiry told of farmers’ conflict with banks

QUEENSLAND has a high number of beef producers suffering financial stress bringing them into conflict with banks, the Banking Royal Commission has been told.

$399 product brings the goods

$399 product brings the goods

DO YOU really need to spend $500 for premium active noise cancelling headphones? Or can you get the same quality for $100 less?

Man caught cheating with his own cousin

Man caught cheating with his own cousin

A WOMAN was left in shock after a tracking app led to the scandalous discovery that her boyfriend was cheating on her … with his own cousin.

Sneaky way friends are stealing your upgrade

Sneaky way friends are stealing your upgrade

It’s the Qantas hack that’s getting your friends seats up the pointy end of the plane while you endure long-haul in economy and how they’re doing it will shock...

80% of Centrelink recipients fail to repay debts

80% of Centrelink recipients fail to repay debts

Fewer than 20 percent of former Centrelink clients who were lumped with a debt during the April government crack-down have repaid what they owe.

The best Australian workplaces for dads

premium_icon The best Australian workplaces for dads

FORGET the company car, the corporate card and casual Friday, businesses are introducing the most important work perk of all for working dads.

Top super funds revealed. Is yours one?

premium_icon Top super funds revealed. Is yours one?

THEY are super’s “best in show” — funds so good they can deliver workers an extra $375,000 in retirement, the Federal Government’s top policy advisers say.

Cashless welfare card debate taken to the classroom

premium_icon Cashless welfare card debate taken to the classroom

THE Queensland Teachers’ Union has been running a campaign against the proposed cashless debit card trial for welfare recipients.

Facebook to allow charging for group membership

premium_icon Facebook to allow charging for group membership

FACEBOOK will allow administrators to slug mums, charities, memorial groups, public awareness campaigns and ordinary community group members up to $360 a year in...

Tannum Sands boy instigates Surf Club's plastic straw ban

Tannum Sands boy instigates Surf Club's plastic straw ban

A TEN-YEAR-OLD'S crusade against plastic has gained its first big supporter with Tannum Sands Surf Club banning plastic straws.

New tax threatens grey nomad dreams

premium_icon New tax threatens grey nomad dreams

THE grey nomad dream of touring Australia is being threatened by a new Queensland Government tax pushing up the price of luxury motorhomes.

Golding wins $13.1m contract to fix cyclone-damaged areas

Golding wins $13.1m contract to fix cyclone-damaged areas

GOLDING Contractors Pty Ltd has secured a $13.1-million contract, exclusive of GST, to restore areas in the Gladstone region damaged by recent weather events.

120 cruise tourists give welcome boost to Agnes businesses

120 cruise tourists give welcome boost to Agnes businesses

THE Discovery Coast received a welcome business boost on Friday when 120 Carnival Spirit passengers cruised into the coastal towns.

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Chinese upstart taking on Apple, Google

Chinese upstart taking on Apple, Google

LOOKING to invest in the next Apple or Google before they take off? Lots of people think it could be this Chinese company about to go public.

13-year-old turns savings into millions

13-year-old turns savings into millions

ALINA Morse was seven when she conceived the idea of a healthy lollipop. Now at just thirteen, Zollipop is all natural, sugar free and filthy stinking rich.

Get the best currency exchange rates

Get the best currency exchange rates

BEFORE you head off on your next overseas holidays there’s some steps you must take to getting the best value on your foreign currency.

GPC's multi-million dollar projects to attract larger ships

GPC's multi-million dollar projects to attract larger ships

ALIGNING Auckland Point's two berths and upgrading East Shores could attract cruises carrying three times more passengers than the Carnival Spirit to Gladstone.

How exercising can save you money

How exercising can save you money

GOING for a run, uploading an image to Instagram or watching the temperature drop to a certain level are all ways Australians can save themselves cash.

Bundy not on Qantas' radar: Region bypassed for pilot school

premium_icon Bundy not on Qantas' radar: Region bypassed for pilot school

QANTAS has shortlisted nine regional cities, two in Queensland, as potential homes for its new pilot academy.

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