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Tue 15 Jan 2019

First 140 jobs available on $5.2b military vehicle project

premium_icon First 140 jobs available on $5.2b military vehicle project

Jobs include welders, electronics systems engineers, account officers, project leaders and quality control officers.

The huge amount Australians spend on cigarettes

The huge amount Australians spend on cigarettes

The huge amount of money Australians are wasting on smoking has been revealed, and there could be other unexpected financial consequences.

SOLD: World’s second-biggest cattle station

premium_icon SOLD: World’s second-biggest cattle station

ONE of the world’s biggest farms has been sold in outback Australia. The new owners have big plans for the land.

3000 more rentals vacated in a month as glut hits market

3000 more rentals vacated in a month as glut hits market

SYDNEY tenants are abandoning the city, leaving a glut of empty apartments and putting downward pressure on prices.

Why getting a haircut in a surfwear store is a snip

premium_icon Why getting a haircut in a surfwear store is a snip

Two Gladstone barbers are making a splash by working together in a new venture.

Simple ways to slash debt

Simple ways to slash debt

ROLLING your debt into a single agreement can cut thousands of dollars off your interest bill. But they don’t come without traps. Here’s how you can avoid them.

How to book a spot at a digital advertising breakfast

How to book a spot at a digital advertising breakfast

The Observer is holding a breakfast workshop next Tuesday at our offices.

Slashed funding hits industry and thousands of students

premium_icon Slashed funding hits industry and thousands of students

Stephen Andrew slams decision to cut funding to agriculture colleges

Unique Mackay business makes big changes

premium_icon Unique Mackay business makes big changes

Two of Mackay's strongest marketing agencies have merged together to create an incredible new business.

Dutton's leadership spill killed secret Adani rail plans

premium_icon Dutton's leadership spill killed secret Adani rail plans

THE Federal Government was considering funding a project to future-proof and expand coal mining until Dutton killed the plans with his leadership coup.

Coke’s new war on plastic

Coke’s new war on plastic

It produced more than 110 billion plastic bottles last year. But now soft drink giant Coke has announced a drastic move to stop waste.

Heartbreaking story behind new Coast cafe

premium_icon Heartbreaking story behind new Coast cafe

A NEW cafe is proving that through hardship and heartbreak comes opportunity. Its owner reveals how her experience have inspired an incredible array of treats and...

GPC advocates for extending inland rail to the Port City

premium_icon GPC advocates for extending inland rail to the Port City

DUBBED a "once-in-a-generation” project for the region, Gladstone Ports Corporation is continuing to push for the $8.4b inland rail to be extended.

FIRST LOOK: Treetop course takes adventure to new level

premium_icon FIRST LOOK: Treetop course takes adventure to new level

Platforms are in place, cables are connected and harnesses are handy for adventurers to take their rainforest exploration from the ground to the canopy.

Rockhampton mayor says 'no' to resettling 10,000 migrants

premium_icon Rockhampton mayor says 'no' to resettling 10,000 migrants

Council agrees to pilot project but mayor spells out what governments need to do to support any increase in migrant population in the city

Mon 14 Jan 2019

QLD tradie cops $250,000 penalty for unfinished jobs

premium_icon QLD tradie cops $250,000 penalty for unfinished jobs

A GOLD Coast tradie has been ordered to pay more than $250,000 in fines and compensation for jobs left unfinished last year.

Tree company rubbishes Stop Adani claims after protest

premium_icon Tree company rubbishes Stop Adani claims after protest

ADANI protesters formed a blockaded outside a Queensland office and demanded they rip up a contract with the mining company - but the contract doesn’t exist.

Big change that’s costing Kmart

Big change that’s costing Kmart

Shoppers were furious when Kmart ditched selling a popular but barely profitable product, and now the decision has come with a cost.

Collapsed stockbroking firm has licence suspended

premium_icon Collapsed stockbroking firm has licence suspended

A stockbroking firm which has had hundreds of millions of dollars of its investors’ funds frozen, has now had its licence suspended.

BMW unveils new tech leader as motoring ditches old gear

BMW unveils new tech leader as motoring ditches old gear

THE German maker has loaded up its vital new 3 Series with a range of cutting-edge tech to make life easier for drivers.

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