Business

Sat 30 May 2020

Fast-food farce: Restaurants say COVID-safe rules unworkable

premium_icon Fast-food farce: Restaurants say COVID-safe rules unworkable

Fast-food restaurants say unworkable COVID-safe rules are preventing them from reopening their dine-in areas. But the government says the rules will stay.

Fri 29 May 2020

Exporters are finding new markets

premium_icon Exporters are finding new markets

Exporters are facing their biggest-ever challenge with the COVID-19 pandemic but they remain determined to hook new customers.

Qantas considers moving training centre to Queensland

premium_icon Qantas considers moving training centre to Queensland

Qantas could relocate its $120 million flight training centre to Queensland in a boost to the state’s aviation industry

Surprise collapse of Aussie fashion giant

Surprise collapse of Aussie fashion giant

Yet another major fashion firm is on the brink of ruin, this time leaving 225 retail stores and 1300 jobs in the lurch across Australia.

Sumo Salad CEO lets us inside his home

Sumo Salad CEO lets us inside his home

Fresh food fanatic and businessman Luke Baylis takes us inside his Coogee inter-war bungalow home for a rare insight into the man behind Sumo Salads.

Donut King owner rebounds from crippling trade blow

premium_icon Donut King owner rebounds from crippling trade blow

Donut King franchisor Retail Food Group says there are signs customers are coming back to its stores following a 50 per cent decline.

PAVILIONS IN PARADISE: Hayman Island’s newest addition

premium_icon PAVILIONS IN PARADISE: Hayman Island’s newest addition

Hayman Island will continue its post-Debbie recovery with a new development

Iconic Qld company riding out pandemic on the back of a mule

premium_icon Iconic Qld company riding out pandemic on the back of a mule

Riding high on the back of a mule, a Queensland business has stubbornly stood its ground in the market through the immense challenges of the coronavirus crisis.

State's back-to-work plans shelved at last minute

State's back-to-work plans shelved at last minute

Victorians who have been working from home will be banned from returning to work — with employers facing potentially hefty fines for skirting the rules.

Why death of print won't be the end of your stories

Why death of print won't be the end of your stories

THE news of the loss of so many daily and community print titles was like being hit by a freight train yesterday.

City on track to be national gas hub after $2.2bn deal

premium_icon City on track to be national gas hub after $2.2bn deal

AN AUSTRALIAN energy giant has revealed plans for one of its key national hubs.

Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter

Zuckerberg distances Facebook from Twitter

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has sought to distance his platform from Twitter in a Fox News appearance amid moves to scrap their legal protections.

$50m hole: Taxpayers could foot food outlet's huge wage bill

premium_icon $50m hole: Taxpayers could foot food outlet's huge wage bill

The extent of a collapsed restaurant empire's debt has been revealed, with its assets unlikely to cover the massive amount owed to creditors.

Restrictions on weddings, funerals, churches to ease in NSW

Restrictions on weddings, funerals, churches to ease in NSW

More restrictions will be eased in NSW from Monday, with more people allowed in clubs, and at weddings and funerals. But there are conditions.

Back to the future to encourage Aussies to buy local

premium_icon Back to the future to encourage Aussies to buy local

An ad campaign from the ’80s has been given a reboot to encourages Aussies to buy local.

RBA boss: ‘Why we can’t end Jobkeeper yet’

premium_icon RBA boss: ‘Why we can’t end Jobkeeper yet’

The $70 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy might need to be extended, according to Reserve Bank Governor Philip Lowe.

New system to propel commuters into the future

premium_icon New system to propel commuters into the future

It will ensure more trains than ever can run on the southeast’s rail network. WATCH NOW

‘Death’s door’: Qld’s oldest bowls club may not survive

premium_icon ‘Death’s door’: Qld’s oldest bowls club may not survive

The state’s oldest bowls club has launched a desperate fundraiser to survive the pandemic in the same week it was inducted into Clubs Queensland Hall of Fame.

Smaller towns missing out on visitor boom

premium_icon Smaller towns missing out on visitor boom

While major towns have welcomed an influx of travellers since restrictions eased, others have largely missed out – but this could be changing.

Late rain to boost prossie sugar cane crops

premium_icon Late rain to boost prossie sugar cane crops

Some growers have been impacted negatively by the rain though

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