Category: Business

Sunny state favours sugar tax

There’s growing community support for the introduction of a sugar tax, according to the Cancer Council and the Heart Foundation. A new survey has found most people are in favour of a 20 per cent levy on sugary drinks. Manille

Shorten in Brisbane to bolster Labor’s $14-billion schools pledge

The Opposition Leader was in Brisbane this morning, to sell his $14-billion State Schools election pledge. But that message was somewhat overshadowed, by the Prime Minister’s announcement of business tax cuts. Leanne Nebe reports.

Protests fail to stop Opera House promotion

Advertising for Australia’s richest horse race, The Everest, has divided a nation. Protestors did their best to disrupt what they saw as the promotion of gambling on the Sydney Opera House. Leanne Nebe reports.

Specialist food company sells its flavour creations to the world

One of Queensland’s most successful food and drinks manufacturers has cornered a special market. Now Flavour Creations is exporting to the world. Aleesha Buckby reports.

Food charities band together so all can get a fair share

Two of the state’s biggest food charities have teamed up to make millions of meals for Queenslanders in need. Food Bank and Fare Share are ready to cook up a storm. Anna Graham reports.

New daycare centre dubbed one-stop shop for families

Parents in Brisbane’s CBD have more childcare options than ever. A new daycare centre has just opened on George Street. The extra places on offer are helping drive down prices for city Mums and Dads. Leanne Nebe reports.

Tourists causing traffic troubles on Bribie Island

Bribie Island is best known as a quiet region north of Brisbane with an idyllic lifestyle and beachside getaways. But speedy tourists and congestion are causing headaches for locals. Laura Daly reports.

Movie boom boosts jobs and economy

Queensland’s Gold Coast will be home to two giant film productions, each starting work this month. Politicians believe the movie boom will boost jobs and the economy. Anna Graham reports.

Plane ‘Mayday’ surprise to passengers

Sydney’s international Airport went into full emergency mode this morning. A Boeing 787, carrying more than 200 people, sent a ‘Mayday’saying it could run out of fuel. Laura Lavelle reports.

Free green bins ready for summer storms

Brisbane residents are being encouraged to clean up their yards for storm season. The City Council has cut green waste costs for October, so more people can recycle. Norma Hilton reports.

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