Category: Consumer

First time home buyers urged to get in quick

If you’re in the market for your first home, State Treasurer Curtis Pitt is urging you to buy before June 30. That’s the deadline to take advantage of an extra $5000 on top of the existing new home owners’ grant.

Posted in Business, Consumer, Human Interest, News, QUT News, State, Television

Rego price driven up

Keeping your car on the road is about to get harder, with the cost of rego going up again in July. The state’s leading motoring body has slammed the rise, saying it’ll stretch household budgets. Joseph Ogilvie reports.

Posted in Consumer, News, Politics, QUT News, State, Television, Transport

Queensland Rail to undergo a new round of improvements

Queensland Rail will undergo a new round of improvements to make travel safer and easier. Included will be an upgrade of 10 stations and more drivers. Mark Zita reports.

Posted in Consumer, Media, News, QUT News, State, Television, Transport

Luxury Chanel boomerang causes Indigenous art law controversy

Written by Lily Greer Produced for online by Lily Nothling A $2000 boomerang designed and sold by French label Chanel has sparked the debate over the creative ownership of Indigenous art. The luxury artefact has prompted Bob Katter to renew

Posted in Arts, Consumer, Human Interest, Indigenous, News, QUT News

New app detects termites

Written by Maudy Veltema Produced for online by Reece D’Alessandro You might not be able to hear termites devastating your walls, but a new app developed on the Gold Coast can. The Termite Buster app allows people to listen in

Posted in Consumer, Human Interest, QUT News, Radio, Science, Technology

Supermarkets wasting “imperfect” produce

Written by Jenny Archdall Produced for online by Reece D’Alessandro Supermarkets across Australia reject 20 to 40 per cent of fresh produce purely based on cosmetic standards. Health food industries are banding together to actively combat food waste and support

Posted in Business, Consumer, Environment, News, QUT News, Radio, Rural

Making Mum’s day special

They’re probably the most important person in our lives. And the opportunity to show Mums how much they mean to us is fast approaching. Now the pressure is on to find the perfect gift. Emma Francis reports.

Posted in Business, Consumer, Human Interest, National, News, QUT News, Television

Retailers expected to offer big bargains in the midst of spending slump

Written by Brittany Graham. Produced for online by Maudy Veltema. Source: pixabay Consumers are being urged to spend big after the retail sector has taken a downturn for a second straight month and retailers say they are likely to offer

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Jobless and love fruit, you’re in for a sweet deal

More than 6000 jobs are ripe for the picking, as the Federal Government launches a new trial for fruit pickers. Written by Chloe Walker Produce for online by Annie Pullar Job seekers will be able to earn up to $5000

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Motorists slow down for yellow road safety week

Motorists along Coronation Drive.

Written by Mark Zita Produced for online by Jessica McGrath Brisbane bridges will be painted yellow tonight as the State Government supports a national campaign on road safety. Road construction and emergency service workers are the focus of this Yellow

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