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Fri 5 Jun 2020

‘Flying blind’: No clue on border closure cost

premium_icon ‘Flying blind’: No clue on border closure cost

The State Government stunningly admits it’s not counting the cost of controversial NSW border closure - leaving business leaders and MPs “appalled”.

600 jobs to be created under lucrative Adani contract

premium_icon 600 jobs to be created under lucrative Adani contract

North Queensland economy receives boost of 600 new jobs after mining giant Adani awarded its largest construction contract for the project.

’I want you’: Man’s chilling words to kidnapping target

premium_icon ’I want you’: Man’s chilling words to kidnapping target

The Rockhampton man choked, punched and pulled the hair of his female victim, a stranger, before trying to drag her into his car.

Tourism industry's road map to recovery arrives today

premium_icon Tourism industry's road map to recovery arrives today

Tourism operators will finally learn how to ease back into operation when the Queensland Government issues its new tourism COVID-safe industry plan today.

Income insurance premiums surge 220 per cent

premium_icon Income insurance premiums surge 220 per cent

A major provider of income protection insurance is putting hundreds of thousands of workers in a no-win situation.

Mt Panorama to porn: Supercars driver’s shock career move

premium_icon Mt Panorama to porn: Supercars driver’s shock career move

Australia’s first full-time female Supercars driver is earning as much as $25,000 a week after quitting her career as a V8 driver to become a porn star.

‘We have brought this on ourselves’

‘We have brought this on ourselves’

A leading anthropologist has said what she thinks contributed to the coronavirus pandemic, and how we can avoid another.

Aussie move that could enrage China

Aussie move that could enrage China

Australia is set to introduce tough new rules regarding foreign takeovers that could enrage China at an already tense time for relations.

Kmart says COVID causing empty shelves

Kmart says COVID causing empty shelves

Customers are getting increasingly  impatient at Kmart's empty shelves with the discounter blaming manufacturing delays caused by coronavirus.

Fatal accident site transformed into memorial garden

premium_icon Fatal accident site transformed into memorial garden

The location of a fatal accident has been transformed into a beautiful memorial garden to honour the memory of a Chinchilla toddler.

Massive blow for subbies in chaos left by Ri-Con collapse

premium_icon Massive blow for subbies in chaos left by Ri-Con collapse

Building company, favoured by Gympie, Sunshine Coast and Noosa councils, owed millions to workers

Country admits it got COVID-19 wrong

Country admits it got COVID-19 wrong

Sweden steered a different coronavirus course, refusing to lock down. But its death toll is now one of the worst in Europe.

Roosters run riot as Broncos suffer record humiliation

premium_icon Roosters run riot as Broncos suffer record humiliation

There are not enough words left to describe the hole Brisbane now find themselves in.

Inside story of one woman’s drive to crush COVID-19 crisis

premium_icon Inside story of one woman’s drive to crush COVID-19 crisis

Dr Jeannette Young has for 15 years fought on the frontline to keep Queenslanders healthy, but it was not until this year that she faced her greatest challenge.

Mason Lee won’t be the last if system remains broken mess

premium_icon Mason Lee won’t be the last if system remains broken mess

Even in the aftermath of Mason Lee’s appalling death, Queensland’s child safety system remains a broken mess, Steven Wardill writes.

Thu 4 Jun 2020

Companies to embrace four-day week after COVID

Companies to embrace four-day week after COVID

The four-day work week is coming to Australia. The real question is: what form will it take?

$345m plan to kickstart Australia’s live music scene

premium_icon $345m plan to kickstart Australia’s live music scene

‘See it Live’ e-vouchers will be gifted to music fans that buy concert tickets as part of an ambitious plan to resurrect Australia’s live music scene.

No kissing? Sex industry will look different after COVID-19

No kissing? Sex industry will look different after COVID-19

Sex work in Australia could involve limited contact, no group sessions and no kissing under a proposal from the adults-only industry.

Grim sign in Australian shopping centres

Grim sign in Australian shopping centres

Shops closed amid the pandemic but some may never reopen leading to fears the dead mall phenomenon seen in the US could be in store for Australia.

Horror moment cop rammed by car relived in court

premium_icon Horror moment cop rammed by car relived in court

Police officers who witnessed a fellow officer hit by a stolen BMW have told a court how they relive “the blood” and the “horrified screaming”.

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