Category: Consumer

There’s (not) an app for that

By Sophie McManus Social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are experiencing a reported drop in their usership. Even though they’ve played a vital part in keeping us connected during the Covid-19 pandemic, millennials are rejecting the platforms in search

The barbers cutting the stigma between men and mental health

By Jack James Queensland’s first men’s mental health barbershop, has opened up in Coorparoo. StigmaCutz is the brainchild of charity, A Chance For Change, and offers a friendly space where men can engage in honest, caring conversations – whilst getting

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Lockdown silver lining for second-hand clothing sellers

By Sarah Tran Lockdown restrictions prompted op shops and individuals wanting to get rid of clothing to adapt in ways that worked in their favour. And these Covid-inspired methods of selling are something they see as a future direction.

Australian businesses bucking the trend under COVID-19

By Matthew Simmonds Some Australian businesses reported record-breaking sales numbers this year, both due to – or in spite of – the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. Small businesses such as Beaudesert Gates & Steel recorded a sales spike in April,

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Clouds loom over Brisbane businesses ahead of New Year’s Eve

By Jessica Perkins Brisbane businesses are in limbo as they wait to hear whether this year’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display will go ahead. The city’s celebrations usually bring in tens of thousands of visitors, but businesses fear revenue losses

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Algorithm aims to fight online abuse

Online abuse is nothing new for some women using social media. But a new Twitter algorithm aims to detect sexualised threats and remove them from the platform. VJ Charlie Dally-Watkins reports.

Fitness industry fights back to full health

While Brisbane returns to a state of relative normality, the effects of COVID-19 are still being felt by many businesses, and fitness facilities have found it particularly hard. VJ James Stephens reports.

Coronavirus strikes a bad chord with the music industry

The coronavirus pandemic has left music venues empty, musicians without an income and fans starved of live performances. Despite eased restrictions, the road to recovery may be further away than expected. VJ Jack Ryan reports.

Funky female podcasts become frontrunners of their field

By Ingrid Uhlmann Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States has jumped on the latest trend: Podcasts for women, by women. And for many people podcasts are the ultimate medium, as they’re convenient and easily accessible to everyone.

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The challenges of Covid-19 for the visually impaired

By Sarah Tran Covid-19 has been difficult for everyone, but for people with vision impairments it has changed the world in ways they can’t see, making their everyday tasks harder.

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