CHEAPER FARES IN QLD PUBLIC TRANSPORT CRACKDOWN

CHEAPER FARES IN QLD PUBLIC TRANSPORT CRACKDOWN

COMMUTERS are set to benefit from cheaper fares following a major overhaul in south-east Queensland's public transport system. Under the Palaszczuk Government's Fairer Fares package, single zone travel during peak time will be reduced from $3.35 to $3.20 from next year. Customers will be able to travel further within a zone, w...

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SPORTSCRAFT WEARS PENALTY FOR MISLEADING CONDUCT

SPORTSCRAFT WEARS PENALTY FOR MISLEADING CONDUCT

CLOTHING retailer Sportscraft has paid a $21,600 penalty following an industry-wide investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). During its inquiry, the ACCC issued infringement notices to Sportscraft citing reasonable grounds for believing that the retailer had been making false or misleading representation...

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STORM DAMAGE CLAIMS HIT $38M

STORM DAMAGE CLAIMS HIT $38M

THE severe storms that pummelled the east coast over the weekend have been declared an insurance catastrophe with claims tipping $38 million. The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) has recorded more than 11,150 claims from across the east coast of Queensland and NSW over damage related to heavy rainfall. ICA acting CEO Karl Sullivan...

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TAX OFFICE RETIRES E-TAX FOR FASTER SYSTEM

TAX OFFICE RETIRES E-TAX FOR FASTER SYSTEM

ALL taxpayers will have to switch to myTax this year after the Australian Taxation Office shut down its legacy online lodgement tool e-tax. The ATO upgraded the replacement tool over the past year to make it suitable for any Australian lodging their own return regardless of their tax affairs. First introduced in 2014, myTax reduces th...

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PRICE WARS DRIVE RETAIL SPENDING

PRICE WARS DRIVE RETAIL SPENDING

AUSTRALIANS are taking advantage of sales and price wars by spending big on groceries, household goods and clothing. National retail spending increased 3.6 per cent year-on-year in April while food retailing lifted 2.4 per cent, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says the figur...

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