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Tue 24 Apr 2018

REVEALED: 22 per cent of home buyers blow their budgets

REVEALED: 22 per cent of home buyers blow their budgets

SOME people spent $150,000 more than they planned, with many saying they just fell in love with a particular property or underestimated the costs.

'Disgust' over dirt, mould at Ballina KFC store

'Disgust' over dirt, mould at Ballina KFC store

THE fast food chain says it is "extremely concerned" about the complaints and is taking urgent steps to resolve the issues at the store.

Home loan customers forced to find $7000

premium_icon Home loan customers forced to find $7000

THE Reserve Bank of Australia’s assistant governor has warned that mortgage customers on interest-only loans could be forced to come up with thousands of dollars...

ANZ’s $50m Royal Commission bill

ANZ’s $50m Royal Commission bill

ANZ’s dealings with the banking royal commission will cost it about $50 million this year, the bank has revealed.

Aussie dollar hits four-month low

Aussie dollar hits four-month low

THE Australian dollar has fallen to its lowest level in over four months, dragged down by lower US stocks and metals prices.

The obvious indicator of being rich or poor

The obvious indicator of being rich or poor

WE MIGHT be living in the “lucky country”, but the divide between rich and poor in Australia is only getting worse.

APLNG launches EOI for 2019 gas contracts

APLNG launches EOI for 2019 gas contracts

AUSTRALIA Pacific LNG, which operates one of the Curtis Island plants, is calling for expressions of interest from Australian gas users for new sales in 2019.

Mon 23 Apr 2018

Search for Fraser Island treasure at Bay attraction

Search for Fraser Island treasure at Bay attraction

Breakout the Room, which features interactive themed rooms where participants solve quirky tasks, has opened its third mystery room.

Bundy woman recognised for changing lives one pad at a time

Bundy woman recognised for changing lives one pad at a time

THE founder of a movement to help reduce waste and empower women in developing countries has made the move to Bundaberg.

Turnbull changes tune on banks

Turnbull changes tune on banks

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has admitted it was a mistake not to launch a Royal Commission into banks years ago and flagged further reforms.

Palaszczuk Government’s senior public servant hiring binge

premium_icon Palaszczuk Government’s senior public servant hiring binge

The Queensland Government has gone on a staggering hiring spree for highly-paid public servants, ballooning the number of senior bureaucrats by 30 per cent.

Australia, your privacy has been breached

premium_icon Australia, your privacy has been breached

Our most sensitive health data has been leaked, revealing if we have had a sexually transmitted disease, HIV or an abortion ... or if we used a prostitute.

Massive US Marines deployment headed to CQ

premium_icon Massive US Marines deployment headed to CQ

Hundreds of United States Marines will march into North and Central Queensland as part of their largest deployment to Australia.

Tyre recycling factory in talks with Toowoomba council

premium_icon Tyre recycling factory in talks with Toowoomba council

TOOWOOMBA could soon be home to a new recycling facility that would turn more than 650,000 vehicle tyres into eight million litres of oil every year.

Sun 22 Apr 2018

Coast's $450 million waterpark goes glamping

Coast's $450 million waterpark goes glamping

THE company behind the Sunshine Coast's new $450 million waterpark has announced plans for a leisure park as part of the 25ha develoment on Steve Irwin Way.

From less than $10 an hour to millionaire

From less than $10 an hour to millionaire

A REAL-life “Slumdog Millionaire” now owns a multimillion-dollar company after leaving India with just $AU1000 to his name.

Who is the best person to make the big decisions for you?

Who is the best person to make the big decisions for you?

Have you thought about what would happen regarding Power of Attorney if you separate from your spouse?

GAMBLE BACKFIRES: Tobacco company’s $4.5 billion fail

GAMBLE BACKFIRES: Tobacco company’s $4.5 billion fail

ONE of the world’s biggest tobacco companies took a gamble on four new alternatives to cigarettes. But it appears to have backfired.

Sunshine Coast solar farm wins national award

Sunshine Coast solar farm wins national award

THE Sunshine Coast Solar Farm continues to attract widespread recognition, taking a win at the Local Government Managers Australia excellence awards.

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