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Mon 10 Aug 2020

‘Incredibly volatile’: Bitcoin’s COVID boom could be doomed

Premium Content ‘Incredibly volatile’: Bitcoin’s COVID boom could be doomed

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are having a comeback thanks to unstable economic markets across the world. But is the high just setting investors up for a sharper fall?...

TRIBUTE: Raise a glass to publican who could ‘light up bar’

Premium Content TRIBUTE: Raise a glass to publican who could ‘light up bar’

Popular pub owner dies after battle with cancer

Exemptions for FIFO miners to cross borders sparks fears

Premium Content Exemptions for FIFO miners to cross borders sparks fears

Mayor: ‘I am on record as saying we do not support exemptions being given to the mining sector for workers from COVID-19 hotspots.’

Gympie’s 6 grandest plans that never got off the ground

Premium Content Gympie’s 6 grandest plans that never got off the ground

Some visionary, controversial projects touted for this region have vanished in a puff of smoke over the years

‘Trusted’ exec took $500,000 in kickbacks

Premium Content ‘Trusted’ exec took $500,000 in kickbacks

The ex-marketing manager of collapsed Queensland outdoor retailer Mountain Designs has been jailed for receiving almost $500,000 in secret kickbacks.

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.

CQ bank rejoices in strengthened network amid closures

Premium Content CQ bank rejoices in strengthened network amid closures

60-year-old institution reflects on its humble beginnings. 

Sun 9 Aug 2020

$100k pledge to better support CQ veterans

Premium Content $100k pledge to better support CQ veterans

Potential boost could see those who served recieve much-needed mental health care services

$100K donated for Rockhampton Museum of Art Commission

Premium Content $100K donated for Rockhampton Museum of Art Commission

“In commissioning this work, we are opening the conversation for people living in our community to have deeper and alternative experiences of Australian Aboriginal...

‘Dark impulses’: Vile lockdown trend

‘Dark impulses’: Vile lockdown trend

Isolation and working from home during the coronavirus crisis have contributed to a shocking increase in this horrifying compulsion.

Barty serves up new role courting tourists

Premium Content Barty serves up new role courting tourists

Ash Barty has added another title to her expanding resume – serving as a tourism ambassador.

COVIDSafe app’s new change leaves Aussies worried

Premium Content COVIDSafe app’s new change leaves Aussies worried

Changes to the coronavirus-tracing app are alarming users who are threatening to ditch the health tool. But officials say the changes are not what they seem.

‘I’ve gone for 200 jobs and still can’t get one’

Premium Content ‘I’ve gone for 200 jobs and still can’t get one’

Welcome to life in an epicentre of unemployment, where the jobless rate has soared to be nearly 50 per cent higher than the state average.

Sekisui warns new appeal to cost jobs, ‘significant’ delays

Premium Content Sekisui warns new appeal to cost jobs, ‘significant’ delays

Sekisui project director accuses Development Watch of ‘depriving’ local residents and business of ‘immediate opportunity’.

Sarina milestone: $32M in rural properties sold in a year

Premium Content Sarina milestone: $32M in rural properties sold in a year

Two huge properties netted $26 million but there were lots of smaller ‘sustainable’ property sales too

Sat 8 Aug 2020

Bar tab app runs out of money

Premium Content Bar tab app runs out of money

A Brisbane-based hospitality start-up worth about $8m at its peak has gone into liquidation.

‘ARMAGEDDON’: Winery’s dicey encounter

Premium Content ‘ARMAGEDDON’: Winery’s dicey encounter

The swift action of firefighters has been praised by owners of Savina Lane Wines who were faced with a devastating outcome.

REVEALED: Huge numbers vie for popular CQ apprenticeship

Premium Content REVEALED: Huge numbers vie for popular CQ apprenticeship

Massive numbers keen to take out in-demand position with mining and construction giant.

SHUT DOWN: Two CQ mines to temporarily close

Premium Content SHUT DOWN: Two CQ mines to temporarily close

‘Everything is under review and will continue to be under review’

New rideshare competitor takes on Rocky region

Premium Content New rideshare competitor takes on Rocky region

Uber and Ola appear to have some competition when it comes to offering affordable rideshares.

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