Category: Business

Election campaigning back on track after Easter hiatus

After an Easter truce campaigning is back on in earnest for the major political parties. The Coalition is wooing small business, and Labor plans to divert billions of dollars into new projects. Brigitte O’Brien reports.

Businesses gutted after Coorparoo shopping centre blaze

Business have been left gutted and owners’ livelihoods destroyed after a blaze at Coorparoo in the early hours. It’s understood the fire began in a liquor store, before it quickly spread across the entire complex. Georgie Hewson reports.

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Boswells Books reaches final chapter

It’s the end of an era for a Brisbane book store closing its doors for the final time today. Boswells Books has been an Ashgrove institution for more than 50 years. Liam Lo Grande reports.

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Local gas production made available for Queenslanders

Good news for consumers of natural gas. You now have a guaranteed supply which is only for sale, right here in Australia. Liam Lo Grande reports.

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Think tank drones down on ways to improve outback health care

The Royal Flying Doctor Service wants to use drones to improve rural health care. It believes they could carry things like snake anti-venom, or even transport patients eventually. Hannah Donnelly reports.

Rocketeers ready for blast-off

A group of budding scientists is ready for blast-off. The ‘UQ Space’ crew are gearing up for Australia’s only rocket competition. Laura Lavelle reports.

One Nation support slump provides major party boost

Australia’s major political parties have received a pre-election boost with support for One Nation waning. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten are now trying to bolster support in Victoria. Shelley Cheng reports.

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Dairy free eggs resurrect Easter for vegans

With more people turning away from meat and animal products supermarkets are beginning to change some staples. This Easter they’re offering new styles of chocolate. Georgie Hewson reports.

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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.

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