Category: Business

Energy prices the focus for Federal Parliament

Federal cabinet has discussed a national energy policy. Among the key issues energy prices, reliability and renewable energy, and a new report says consumers need to say no to bad deals from retailers. Jorja McDonnell reports.

Jobs announced for redundant meatworkers

Hundreds of Ipswich meat workers who recently lost their jobs are now facing a brighter future. The State Government has joined forces with a major food processing company to offer new hope to worried families. Charlotte Hartshorne reports.

New drink promises to make you PERKii

A health drink scientifically developed in Brisbane has won major government funding. The probiotic drink, called ‘PERKii’, could soon be available in shops across the country. Andy Strudwick reports.

Home renovators face real risk of lung cancer

Tradies and home renovators exposed to silica dust are at greater risk of developing lung cancer. The Cancer Council says workers who breathe in the fine particles every day, are particularly vulnerable. Tom Copley reports.

Air-conditioning debate starts heating up

Queenslanders are being urged to go easy on the air-con this summer to guarantee power supply. The State Government is confident our electricity network can cope with peak demand. But they say we can help ease the load and save

Queenslanders paying more at the petrol pumps

Highway robbery. That’s what Queensland petrol stations are being accused of by the consumer watchdog. The ACCC has found motorists here are paying three-and-a-half cents a litre more than those interstate. Maudy Veltema reports.

Trademark battle gets Ugg-ly

As far as protests go, this one is stating the “bleating” obvious. An Australian businessman has used a flock of sheep in a David versus Goliath legal battle over the right to use the word ‘ugg’. Tom Copley reports.

Redcliffe foreshore gets revamp

Plans have been unveiled for a dramatic new redevelopment of the Redcliffe foreshore. It includes including an inflatable water park off the coast. But not everyone is in favour of the project. Charmaine Mifsud reports.

Developer donations dumped

Queensland property developers will be banned from making cash donations to all local and state political candidates. The commitment follows a damning Crime and Corruption Commission report, but it’s not yet known when the new rules will take effect. Natalie

Young designers strut their stuff on runway pop-up

Some of Brisbane’s talented young fashion designers have shown their cutting edge pieces on a pop-up runway in the Queen Street Mall. It’s a competition with a desirable prize for the winner. Vivien Topalovic reports.