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Fri 23 Oct 2020

$100k wages: Lucrative industry booms in wake of COVID-19

Premium Content $100k wages: Lucrative industry booms in wake of COVID-19

A largely hidden Queensland industry is absolutely booming as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, with workers on average wages of about $100,000 a year.

Smartphone wars: Best deals for every Aussie

Premium Content Smartphone wars: Best deals for every Aussie

These are the best smartphone releases and deals that have been graded and assessed, to help you choose the best model for you and your family.

Surf schools face 'extremely stressful' red tape nightmare

Premium Content Surf schools face 'extremely stressful' red tape nightmare

OPERATORS of schools in the Ballina Shire will be forced to jostle for positions despite facing uncertain economic headwinds.

Horror travel ordeal: Couple blindsided by booking blow

Premium Content Horror travel ordeal: Couple blindsided by booking blow

A Caloundra couple’s $12,000 holiday to the Maldives has turned into a travel “horror show” with the booking company involved refusing to grant a refund.

Aus Post boss asked to stand aside, PM ‘appalled’ by scandal

Premium Content Aus Post boss asked to stand aside, PM ‘appalled’ by scandal

Australia Post chief Christine Holgate has been asked to stand down as the government investigates why $12,000 was spent on luxury watches for executives.

Secret border documents to remain mystery until election eve

Premium Content Secret border documents to remain mystery until election eve

Flight Centre boss Graham “Skroo” Turner is questioning the government's repeated delays of his Right to Information application on border closures.

Thu 22 Oct 2020

Home of beloved Queensland ice-cream brand up for sale

Premium Content Home of beloved Queensland ice-cream brand up for sale

The home of one of Queensland’s most beloved ice creams has hit the market ahead of an impending closure by the building’s new parent company.

$2.4b streaming service shuts down

$2.4b streaming service shuts down

After only six months in operation, a much vaunted streaming service has been scuttled in one of the most high-profile corporate failures in years.

Teens take Adani fight to the top

Premium Content Teens take Adani fight to the top

Two teens will today present the federal gov with new expert evidence and ‘strong’ legal grounds to revoke the approval of Adani’s controversial coal mine.

Radical plan that could save Australia

Radical plan that could save Australia

This year has decimated Australia’s economy, but an audacious $100 billion plan could save us all and see us create a “new world order”.

Bad Girls Advice creator drove drunk with kids in car

Premium Content Bad Girls Advice creator drove drunk with kids in car

The creator of the secret women-only Facebook group Bad Girls Advice has been caught drink-driving with her two children in the car.

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Disaster as Aussie jobs ‘evaporate’

Disaster as Aussie jobs ‘evaporate’

New data shows there was a stark drop in jobs when JobKeeper was reduced – and there’s one type of business in particular that’s dumping their staff.

How to beat bank deposit interest rates

Premium Content How to beat bank deposit interest rates

As the Commonwealth Bank slashed interest rates on savings accounts for the sixth time this year, frustrated Aussies are looking at alternatives

‘Powerhouse’: First reviews of new iPhone

‘Powerhouse’: First reviews of new iPhone

We’re days away from the new iPhone going on sale in Australia, so should you upgrade to Apple’s latest and greatest or wait?

iPhone 12 Pro review: pros and omissions

Premium Content iPhone 12 Pro review: pros and omissions

It is one of Apple’s first 5G iPhones, but is the iPhone 12 Pro worth the upgrade or should you hold out for more?

Ardern’s success could be reflected in Queensland

Premium Content Ardern’s success could be reflected in Queensland

Seeing Jacinda Ardern's landslide win to govern in her own right on the weekend could be an interesting predictor of things to come in Queensland.

Sunland flags site sales and redundancies

Premium Content Sunland flags site sales and redundancies

The developer of the Gold Coast’s tallest building has flagged big changes to its footprint and workforce redundancies in plans to sell off assets.

Tue 20 Oct 2020

How Australia will help NASA space mission

Premium Content How Australia will help NASA space mission

An operation to land a space craft moving at 101,000km/h on an asteroid will take place tomorrow morning, with Australian scientists playing a pivotal role.

Afterpay and Westpac join forces

Premium Content Afterpay and Westpac join forces

Buy now pay later scheme Afterpay and big bank Westpac have come together to roll out new deals for customers.

'Is my phone listening?': Facebook mystery

'Is my phone listening?': Facebook mystery

A documentary has tackled big questions about social media but it fell short of answering this very relatable question posed on Q&A last night.

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