Business

Sat 7 Dec 2019

Four ‘cruel’ reviews cost Aussie millions

Four ‘cruel’ reviews cost Aussie millions

Gee McCracken’s business was thriving – until she lost everything after being targeted by a handful of malicious and fake online trolls.

Fri 6 Dec 2019

Toyota worker sacked over slice of pizza

Toyota worker sacked over slice of pizza

Greg Sherry was just one day away from scoring a $379,268 redundancy package when he was let go for a bizarre reason.

Fraud investigation into major mining company

premium_icon Fraud investigation into major mining company

The Serious Fraud Office says it is investigating the world’s biggest commodities trader.

Coles ‘insane’ $147 price jump divides

Coles ‘insane’ $147 price jump divides

An Aussie shopper has sparked a huge debate over whether a tiny difference in between two similar items is worth a hefty $147 price difference.

CFMMEU cops heavy fine over picketing

premium_icon CFMMEU cops heavy fine over picketing

Australia’s building watchdog has secured its first successful prosecution of illegal picketing, with the construction union hit with fines totalling $270,000

Tax office forces troubled Qld home builder to go bust

Tax office forces troubled Qld home builder to go bust

After several notices, licence cancellations and orders to fix structural problems the Australian Tax Office has moved to wind-up a defunct Queensland builder.

Jetstar strike to cause chaos

Jetstar strike to cause chaos

Passengers will be thrown into turmoil in the lead up to Christmas with Jetstar announcing ground crew and handlers to strike.

Burger chain forced to pay $1.1m owed to staff

premium_icon Burger chain forced to pay $1.1m owed to staff

A fast food chain has been forced to back-pay workers more than $1 million after underpaying them for seven years.

Fair Work sting uncovers rife underpayment

Fair Work sting uncovers rife underpayment

More than $300,000 has been backpaid to workers across some of the nation's foodie hotspots following a tactical audit by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Lismore turf club introduces new ‘100 Club’

premium_icon Lismore turf club introduces new ‘100 Club’

LOCAL businesses and charities are being encouraged to get involved and win great prizes.

Scott Cam’s outrageous pay packet revealed

Scott Cam’s outrageous pay packet revealed

The Block’s tradie Scott Cam will be paid a whopping amount of money for 15 months of government work, a Senate Committee has heard.

Below-cost milk linked to wage theft

premium_icon Below-cost milk linked to wage theft

Grocery giants Coles and Woolworths have been grilled over their roll in the crisis facing Queensland dairy farmers, with the exchanges getting heated.

What multimillion-dollar sale means for brewery

premium_icon What multimillion-dollar sale means for brewery

Mick Fanning and Joel Parkinson says there are only upsides to their Gold Coast craft beer empire being taken over by a brewing giant.

Thu 5 Dec 2019

ScoMo pays Scott Cam $5k a week to sell tradie jobs

ScoMo pays Scott Cam $5k a week to sell tradie jobs

The pay packet of TV tradie and incoming national careers ambassador Scott Cam has been revealed. He is being paid $345,000 over 15 months - or $5k a week.

Real estate text: ‘Give me your number or I’ll rape you’

premium_icon Real estate text: ‘Give me your number or I’ll rape you’

A real estate agency has launched an urgent investigation into a new complaint from a former employee who was ‘fired’ after a colleague 'sent her a rape text'.

Jetstar staff threaten to strike ahead of holiday peak

premium_icon Jetstar staff threaten to strike ahead of holiday peak

Pilots, baggage handlers and ramp staff have threatened industrial action ahead of Christmas, with the final decision set to be handed down soon.

Annette buys the post office where her parents fell in love

premium_icon Annette buys the post office where her parents fell in love

Yangan’s newest tenant Annette Baldwin reveals the touching family ties that led to the small town move.

Former CBA exec named next Optus boss

Former CBA exec named next Optus boss

Former Commonwealth Bank executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin will succeed Allen Lew as the next CEO of Optus, effective in April.

Secret codes to unlock Netflix

Secret codes to unlock Netflix

The streaming giant has plenty of options of things to watch so why does it sometimes all feel a bit similar? This little trick will solve that problem.

Employees needed at Australia’s third largest council

premium_icon Employees needed at Australia’s third largest council

More workers are needed at a council with a staff turnover three times more than the southeast Queensland average.

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