Peter Boodle to mentor new apprentice in 2016

ROCKHAMPTON’S Peter Boodle has mentored more than 40 apprentices in the 25 years he’s owned his own business.

$60 million hotel plan aims for an eco-friendly development

Artist’s impression of the resort from the air.

A Coast couple hope to develop a 5-6 star luxury resort in Buderim

Bechtel hands over to BG Group

Paul Bruner, QGC General Manager Midstream Operations and Jeff Baillie, QGC Midstream Director.

Tools down for Bechtel workers on Curtis Island LNG plant QCLNG

Life goes on: Economic realities survive terror

Life does go on, as the people of Paris are so powerfully demonstrating.

At the end of the day, we all need to make a living.

Emu Park hairdresser keen to take jobs pledge

JOB PLEDGE: Unleashed Hair and Boutique owner Aliesha Smith is looking forward to putting on a full-time apprentice next year as part of the CTC Million Dollar Job Pledge.

Aliesha Smith wants to give others the same opportunity she had

Council's local preference weighting boosts businesses

GOOD BUSINESS: Aaron Hill is one of the local business owners doing contract work for Rockhampton Regional Council.

Council spent around $63.8 million locally this year

Mater Hospital Rockhampton celebrates centenary

ALL SMILES: Catherine Weaver and Helen Gudmann, worthy recipients of the Catherine McAuley Award.

Mater Hospital Rockhampton recognizes 100 years of service

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Aussie dollar clawing back ground

AFTER a weak morning and early afternoon yesterday the AUD managed to claw back some ground overnight.

Mining links prevent unis from divesting in fossil fuels

BMA have bowed to public pressure from the Moranbah community and the Isaac Regional Council and have agreed to install an air quality monitor in Moranbah.Coal dust generated by the surrounding mines is one of the downsides of life in Moranbah. Photo Colette Landolt / Daily Mercury

Links to mining sector are preventing universities from divesting

Negative gearing does not mainly benefit average earners

Australian Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.

Fact-checking hasn't left the Small Business Minister looking good

Jetstar and Virgin caught out for drip pricing

A Virgin flight takes off at the Maroochy Airport. Photo Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

Jetstar and Virgin caught out for overlooking mobile commerce

Aussie dollar climbs despite lacklustre iron price

A large sum of money was discovered on a Mackay street last night

Aussie dollar up even during a strong moment for the greenback

The tax system can play a role in Australian innovation

dump05c: The final dump and burn by an F-111 at RAAF Base Amberley on Friday. The last blip of fuel burnt from the fleet of F-111's. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times DE0510WD

Should income tax be used stimulate the economy

Most young Aussies have no savings plan: research

NEST EGG?: Debate is underway on whether first-home buyers should be allowed to access their superannuation to buy a property. Photo: Getty Images

Men say they struggle with expenses, women say not earning enough

New facts emerge about Australians and cybercrime

AUSTRALIANS have an interesting relationship with cybercrime, as new research shows.

J880DW Review: The Bro does the job

Brother MFC-J880DW

The Brother J880DW feels like a Swiss army knife

Death of the desktop? Not with this amazing iMac

Apple's iMacs are faster, more powerful and feature better 4k and 5k displays.

Apple's latest 27-inch 5K Retina display iMac is one superb machine

‘Shocking’ visit to Five Rocks for visiting online stars

The group of bloggers, surfers, photojournalists and models who were on the Capricorn Coast participating in Contiki's Storyteller initiative. Photo: Contributed

Bloggers were visiting as part of Contiki’s Storyteller initiative.

International shares offer good opportunities

IT'S a challenging time to be an investor – the Australian dollar is plunging and stock markets are all over the place.

Franking credits: From little things, big investments grow

Small franking credits can improve your life after retirement

A brief history of capital gains tax on your family home

Noel Whittaker

Capital gains tax on the family home is causing a lot of confusion

Identity theft on the rise – take greater care

Paul Clitheroe

Be on your wits so online shopping doesn't become identity theft

WATERCOOLER: How's the economy? Is it better or worse now?

Hard to read, even harder to manage – the Australian economy.

Hoarding cash doesn't work

Paul Clitheroe

There are serial hoarders of cash out there, all making a bad choice

How the talk of tax reform will pan out

Noel Whittaker

Tax reform is back on the table, and the talk will be predictable

Microsoft opens first flagship store outside US in Sydney

MICROSOFT has opened a two-storey, 6000 square metre flagship store in Sydney to show off Windows 10, new Surface devices and fitness wearables.

Halo 5: Guardians makes history with $400m in sales

Halo 5

Result pushes hardware and software franchise to over $5 billion

Apple TV: Australian prices not for the faint-hearted

Apple launches pre-orders for new Siri-powered gaming, movies box

Virgin Mobile research claims we're afraid of data limits

An introduction to a variety of free tools and apps to make the most of your smartphone.

We are a nation that is hungry for data

Microsoft unveils new Surface Book to rival Apple

Microsoft Surface Book

Tech giant announces new Lumia, Microsoft Band and Xbox offers

Review: World of Warships

Captain, my Captain, you're Captain, everyone's a captain

Apple TV, bigger iPad, new iPhone 6s unveiled

The all-new Apple TV features a Siri remote which can also be used for gaming.

Apple TV features voice control, Siri Remote and new tvOS