• Business lessons from averting an air disaster

    THE SAME techniques that a highly trained – and determined – Qantas team used to avert what could have become one of the world’s worst aviation disasters, can be used to save your business life.

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    IS THIS what the future of travel will look like? This fantastical rendering was conceived by famed Bangkok-based architect Bill Bensley, affectionately known as the ‘Willy Wonka’ of hotel design. Report from Asia correspondent, Ellen Boonstra. 

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  • Sunshine Coast mates start a new cycle of innovation

    REDaffect cycling products were born less than a year ago on the Sunshine Coast and three innovators -- Philip Jensen, Peter Scragg and Cuen Bibb -- are enjoying the fruits on their own social rides, plus building a solid local following from enthusiasts. 

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    FOR EDWINA CAMERON, a 20-year career in communications provided perfect training for a mid-career pivot into the online retail world, launching her business, I Heart Wall Art.

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February 19, 2021

QEC predicts record growth in Qld exploration industry will continue

AN EXPLORATION FORUM in Brisbane today heard Queensland’s resources industry has "grown exponentially over the past decade" and by an incredible 77 percent in only the past three years.

Queensland Exploration Council (QEC) chair Kim Wainwright said exploration expenditure in Queensland had been robust over most of the past 10 years, apart from a drop in…

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    THE OFFICE of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has welcomed the appointment of former Liberal Government Small Business Minister, Bruce Billson, to the post.

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THE Brisbane Bullets National Basketball League club has announced a new two-year partnership with Indigenous-owned company Supply Aus.

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