Special Reports

Mon 10 Aug 2020

Flight attendant’s career path saved by passion project

Premium Content Flight attendant’s career path saved by passion project

A flight attendant’s passion project at TAFE has become her safety net after COVID-19 grounded her for the foreseeable future.

Sat 8 Aug 2020

Time running out to save GKI redevelopment and 1500 CQ jobs

Premium Content Time running out to save GKI redevelopment and 1500 CQ jobs

GKI’s Resort developer is on the verge of walking away unless leaders can find the money needed to rejuvenate the island.

Fri 7 Aug 2020

One year into construction, Rocky Museum of Art takes shape

Premium Content One year into construction, Rocky Museum of Art takes shape

The major project on Quay St is generating hundreds of jobs and pumping millions into the local economy. Soon the region’s significant art collection will have a new...

JobKeeper changes to cost Australia $15 billion

JobKeeper changes to cost Australia $15 billion

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the "Victorian wave" of the coronavirus was a burden that will be shared by all Australians.

JOBS BOOM: Hiring spree at CQ coal mine

Premium Content JOBS BOOM: Hiring spree at CQ coal mine

Mining services company launches major recruitment drive.

High-paying mining jobs up for grabs in Bowen Basin

Premium Content High-paying mining jobs up for grabs in Bowen Basin

JOBS BOOM: A majority of roles are paying $100,000 or more.

What does Virgin Australia’s cuts mean for CQ flights?

Premium Content What does Virgin Australia’s cuts mean for CQ flights?

With 3000 Virgin Australia staff sacked and their aeroplane fleet halved, things are looking grim for flight services to CQ.

Thu 6 Aug 2020

Jobs bonanza with CQ business to build Rookwood Weir

Premium Content Jobs bonanza with CQ business to build Rookwood Weir

A local business will ensure the financial and employment rewards created by the project are harnessed by the CQ community.

Wed 5 Aug 2020

Government pressured to fast-track funding for Yeppoon Road

Premium Content Government pressured to fast-track funding for Yeppoon Road

Construction could start on the Rockhampton-Yeppoon Rd upgrade before the end of the year if the federal funds were available, according to the Member for Keppel.

GREEN SHOOTS: CQ’s tourism industry showing positive signs

Premium Content GREEN SHOOTS: CQ’s tourism industry showing positive signs

The post-COVID-19 tourism revival has begun with increased visitor numbers showing a strong interest in holidaying in our region.

Tue 4 Aug 2020

‘More Qld jobs will go’ if JobSeeker pain not addressed

Premium Content ‘More Qld jobs will go’ if JobSeeker pain not addressed

Queensland’s economic recovery will be slower and more workers will lose their jobs unless flexible industrial relations arrangements are extended after September

Mon 3 Aug 2020

Local businesses urged to apply for new Shoalwater packages

Premium Content Local businesses urged to apply for new Shoalwater packages

The upgrade of Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area is proving to be a financial windfall for local businesses desperately needing the work.

Sat 1 Aug 2020

TripAdvisor rates Rocky motel as one of Australia’s best

Premium Content TripAdvisor rates Rocky motel as one of Australia’s best

They might be a small family owned business but this customer-focused Rockhampton motel has earnt a much deserved accolade putting them up with the best motels in the...

Thu 30 Jul 2020

Bold plan revealed to slash cost of water for CQ’s farmers

Premium Content Bold plan revealed to slash cost of water for CQ’s farmers

The price of water would come down by 20 per cent for farmers as part of an ambitious plan to boost Queensland’s agriculture.

LNP divided on funding coal-fired power station construction

Premium Content LNP divided on funding coal-fired power station construction

While CQ’s federal LNP pollies want funding to build a coal fired power station, state colleagues would prefer to spend money on a renewable energy project.

’Lost decade’ of income for young Aussies

’Lost decade’ of income for young Aussies

Aussies under 35 have suffered a “lost decade” of income and had their careers “scarred” in ways they may never recover from.

Wed 29 Jul 2020

Workers accused of ‘sitting on their arse drinking p*ss’

Premium Content Workers accused of ‘sitting on their arse drinking p*ss’

Qld restaurateurs are at the end of their tether, accusing workers of slacking off and “drinking p*ss” instead of working for an honest day’s pay.

Tue 28 Jul 2020

Criticism levelled at government for lack of buy local focus

Premium Content Criticism levelled at government for lack of buy local focus

More needs to be done by governments to support local businesses with an effective buy local policy according to a CQ candidate contesting the upcoming election.

Space launch plan could result in jobs bonanza

Premium Content Space launch plan could result in jobs bonanza

A proposal to launch orbital rockets from the Whitsundays is tipped to lift our economic recovery post-COVID.

Aussie workers face years of lower wages

Aussie workers face years of lower wages

Australian workers could face years of lower wages in the post COVID-economy, according to a confidential Treasury report.

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