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Fri 26 Feb 2021

Facebook ends Australian news ban

Premium Content Facebook ends Australian news ban

Aussies can once again see and share news on Facebook with the tech giant lifting its ban, restoring hundreds of pages across the world’s largest social network.

New plans for popular Esplanade eatery revealed

Premium Content New plans for popular Esplanade eatery revealed

Crazy Joe’s Pizza in Torquay is being revamped, ready to reopen its doors to customers next Tuesday. See what exciting changes you can expect here.

Grosvenor Mine blast first responders seeking claim for PTSD

Premium Content Grosvenor Mine blast first responders seeking claim for PTSD

The CFMEU said coal miners had to fight “tooth and nail” to have these claims accepted in the past.

Thu 25 Feb 2021

Auto giant won’t pay back cent of $130m JobKeeper

Premium Content Auto giant won’t pay back cent of $130m JobKeeper

A Brisbane-based company has returned to profit and more than doubled its final dividend but it has no plans to pay back almost $130m in JobKeeper.

COVID pushes Dreamworld to stunning $83m loss

Premium Content COVID pushes Dreamworld to stunning $83m loss

Dreamworld’s parent company is hoping a new roller coaster will help it survive a pandemic spiral which has seen its losses almost treble.

Facebook, Google news laws pass

Facebook, Google news laws pass

Australia has become one of the first countries in the world that can force tech giants to pay for news after new laws pass.

Forced sales of prime real estate in road project path

Premium Content Forced sales of prime real estate in road project path

Three commercial properties will be knocked down as council looks to add to the $16 million already spent buying prime real estate for a major road upgrade.

Ex-deputy mayor joins Coast real estate dynasty

Premium Content Ex-deputy mayor joins Coast real estate dynasty

Former Sunshine Coast deputy mayor Tim Dwyer is the newest recruit for a powerhouse Coast family which has built its empire on property.

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Apple’s best boom for your buck: small price for great tech

Premium Content Apple’s best boom for your buck: small price for great tech

Smart speakers are now doing everything from helping us to keep on schedule, finding answers on Google or from Apple’s Siri, and even keeping in touch with people in...

Billions in balance on new COVID insurance legal bid

Premium Content Billions in balance on new COVID insurance legal bid

The insurance industry has filed the second test case on legal issues arising from pandemic related business interruption insurance claims.

Renewed gas pipeline plan causing controversy

Premium Content Renewed gas pipeline plan causing controversy

Renewed plan for multibillion-dollar transcontinental gas pipeline linking Australia’s west and east coasts has split the industry.

Athlete’s Foot kicks goals at shoe retailer

Premium Content Athlete’s Foot kicks goals at shoe retailer

Accent Group, the operator of Athlete’s Foot, Trybe and Platypus shoe outlets, plans to open 90 new stores this year after record profit.

1.5 million Aussies set to lose their jobs

1.5 million Aussies set to lose their jobs

There’s one job sector that will dramatically change in the next few years, forcing Australians to pivot as many will inevitably lose jobs.

‘Name and shame’: Aussies face new Buy Now, Pay Later hurdle

Premium Content ‘Name and shame’: Aussies face new Buy Now, Pay Later hurdle

Afterpay and similar services could be publicly exposed for breaching new minimum standards, which bring changes for consumers.

HomeCo ramps up funds management

Premium Content HomeCo ramps up funds management

Property group Home Consortium is stepping up efforts to become a funds manager capitalising on daily shopping and medical needs.

Consumers to gain from advice shake-out

Premium Content Consumers to gain from advice shake-out

ClearView boss Simon Swanson says structural change occurring in the under-pressure life insurance sector is still a ‘work in progress’.

Growing Maggie Beer sales trim first-half loss

Premium Content Growing Maggie Beer sales trim first-half loss

Aussie household favourite Maggie Beer’s growing appeal through COVID-19 and the ‘buy local’ momentum continue to drive turnaround.

Millionaire Jaycar owner in court spat over letterbox

Premium Content Millionaire Jaycar owner in court spat over letterbox

Gary Johnston, the wealthy owner of the Jaycar electronics brand, says he wishes he had “never heard of” a giant letterbox which has delivered him to court.

Queensland skincare company fights ‘ridiculous’ Facebook ban

Premium Content Queensland skincare company fights ‘ridiculous’ Facebook ban

A Gold Coast business owner has lashed out at Facebook for what he calls a “ridiculous” policy.

Collateral damage: Facebook ban wipes out a decade of  work

Premium Content Collateral damage: Facebook ban wipes out a decade of work

Gympie councillor and blogger Bruce Devereaux has hit out at the tech giant for wiping out his non-news blog when it shut down sites across Australia

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