Business

Tue 4 Aug 2020

‘Ridiculous’ phone prices slammed

‘Ridiculous’ phone prices slammed

One smart phone company saw sales soar during COVID-19 while others plummeted, and it could force prices down across the board.

Overseas workforce set to come to NT farmers’ rescue

premium_icon Overseas workforce set to come to NT farmers’ rescue

HOPES are high that an overseas work force of fruit pickers will come to the rescue of Top End mango farmers for the coming season with the Federal Government set to...

Cheaper home loan deals that will save you thousands

premium_icon Cheaper home loan deals that will save you thousands

Home loan customers are getting gouged by high interest rates despite banks continuing to reduce their offers.

Have aviation firefighters been scaled back at our airport?

premium_icon Have aviation firefighters been scaled back at our airport?

FLIGHTS to and from Ballina have reduced dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic, but crews are still needed on the ground.

The sharpest tool in the Men’s Shed

premium_icon The sharpest tool in the Men’s Shed

MEN’S Shed is better than ever after a federal grant enabled the improvement of equipment and facilities

Where cannabis pioneer will build $50m hemp factory

premium_icon Where cannabis pioneer will build $50m hemp factory

A cannabis pioneer plans buy 100 acres of land on an industrial site to build a working hemp farm where even buildings and roads would be made from hemp.

ATO threat to hit rorters with double fines

ATO threat to hit rorters with double fines

Aussies who’ve lied about their financial stress in order to draw money out of their super could be hit with an eye-watering penalty.

Tweed travel agency goes bust

premium_icon Tweed travel agency goes bust

A Tweed Heads travel agency has likely become the latest victim of COVID-19 – falling into liquidation owing $155,000.

Cult underwear store sued by its own co-founder

premium_icon Cult underwear store sued by its own co-founder

A founder of lingerie chain Honey Birdette who was sacked from her position as a managing director is suing the business for more than $1 million.

Mon 3 Aug 2020

Triton dual-cab beefs up with special edition model

premium_icon Triton dual-cab beefs up with special edition model

After getting some extra external muscle last year the Mitsubishi Triton can now add athleticism to its resume

Extreme new restrictions imminent

Extreme new restrictions imminent

A crisis meeting is taking place as Premier Daniel Andrews prepares to announce even tougher new workplace shutdowns and restrictions in Victoria.

Four Woolworths workers test positive

Four Woolworths workers test positive

Four Woolworths stores shut overnight for deep cleaning after workers became infected with coronavirus.

Queenslanders hit the road in big numbers

premium_icon Queenslanders hit the road in big numbers

New data reveals that Queenslanders are leading the country when it comes to taking a road trip holiday. Here’s where we’re going.

Three questions that must be answered about lockdown

premium_icon Three questions that must be answered about lockdown

For us to gauge the long-term feasibility of Queensland’s coronavirus strategy, the Government needs to answer three questions, writes Graham Turner.

How ATO is catching tax cheats

premium_icon How ATO is catching tax cheats

The Australian Taxation Office is using some of the simplest checks to catch out tax cheats and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to nab those doing wrong.

Ex-nurse takes ‘scary’ plunge with her own business

premium_icon Ex-nurse takes ‘scary’ plunge with her own business

SHE’S quit her day job and enjoying a new challenge in the Lismore CBD.

Proof we are losing payroll jobs faster than other regions

premium_icon Proof we are losing payroll jobs faster than other regions

NEW data shows Northern NSW is rating just below some Sydney areas. ***See the interactive map***

Sun 2 Aug 2020

MYSTERY: Who is giving flowers to Lismore businesses?

premium_icon MYSTERY: Who is giving flowers to Lismore businesses?

EVERYONE is sworn to secrecy, but local businesses are being rewarded for their hard work.

Lismore CBD business puts best foot forward

premium_icon Lismore CBD business puts best foot forward

THIS shop is more popular than ever, and the owner has made the decision to move to a bigger premises.

Sat 1 Aug 2020

Trump announces TikTok ban

Trump announces TikTok ban

US President Trump has reportedly said he will sign an executive order to ban the immensely popular app which is owned by a Chinese firm.

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