NO REST FOR THE WORKING RICH

NO REST FOR THE WORKING RICH

IT APPEARS the rich never rest, as a survey reveals 61 per cent continue their work on weekends, during family time and on vacation. The Visa Affluent Survey 2015 polled 4000 respondents from eight Asia-Pacific markets, showing that Indians, Singaporeans and Chinese are the most likely to have worked more on weekends now than they did a y...

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ERGON ENERGY SHIFTS GEARS ON EV HIGHWAY

ERGON ENERGY SHIFTS GEARS ON EV HIGHWAY

THE Palaszczuk Government continues to drive its energy agenda, after partnering with Mitsubishi Motors to deliver a fleet of electric cars. The investment will see eight electric vehicles (EVs) introduced into Ergon Energy's passenger fleet this year. Minister for Energy Mark Bailey says the electricity distributor was looking fo...

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BRISBANE RACES TO THE TOP IN FERRARI'S BOOKS

BRISBANE RACES TO THE TOP IN FERRARI'S BOOKS

FERRARI has officially roared into Newstead, with already strong sales from a local clientele that has placed Brisbane as the fastest growing market for the luxury Italian brand in Australia.

Auto baron Martin Roller is behind the wheel of Ferrari's new standalone Brisbane showroom, set across 550sqm on the corner of Breakfast Creek Road ...

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NOW IT'S HOTEL ROOMS ON DEMAND, UBER STYLE

NOW IT'S HOTEL ROOMS ON DEMAND, UBER STYLE

AN accommodation app capitalising on increasingly on-demand consumer tastes by connecting savvy "staycationers" with empty hotel beds has arrived in Brisbane. Mobile-only platform HotelTonight allows hotels to maximise occupancy and entice guests by slashing room rates up to 50 per cent for last-minute stays or up to a week in a...

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QANTAS TO UPGRADE BRISBANE AIRPORT LOUNGES

QANTAS TO UPGRADE BRISBANE AIRPORT LOUNGES

BRISBANE'S Qantas (ASX: QAN) lounge will receive a multi-million dollar refurbishment, following in the paths of its award-winning Singapore and Hong Kong lounges.

Both the domestic and international terminals will benefit from the upgrade.

As part of a domestic terminal expansion, the new lounge will increase capacity by 30 per cent w...

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BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

BUILD YOUR DREAM HOME

  THE 2015 Master Builders Gold Coast Housing & Construction Awards magazine, Showcase, is out now. Recognising outstanding quality and craftsmanship in local construction, these prestigious awards are given to no-one but the best in the business.
Download your copy of Showcase Magazine to admire some of the industry's fine...

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QANTAS AGAIN COMMENCES GOLD COAST-MELBOURNE FLIGHTS

QANTAS AGAIN COMMENCES GOLD COAST-MELBOURNE FLIGHTS

QANTAS will once again offer flights between Melbourne and the Gold Coast with a daily service between the two cities.

The Melbourne service is expected to provide an additional 2352 seats on Melbourne-Gold Coast capacity per week. In addition, the airline is providing additional capacity on the existing Gold Coast-Sydney service, in...

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BUILD YOUR DREAM PROPERTY

BUILD YOUR DREAM PROPERTY

THE 2015 Master Builders Brisbane Housing & Construction Awards magazine, Showcase, is out now. As one of Queensland's most prestigious accolades in construction, the Awards recognise excellence and quality across the industry. Admire the outstanding craftsmanship delivered by each company, and connect with some of the best in th...

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US FITNESS CHAIN'S BID TO GET LOCAL HEARTS PUMPING

US FITNESS CHAIN'S BID TO GET LOCAL HEARTS PUMPING

AN American fitness franchise expanding across the world is set to get hearts pumping in Brisbane. Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) consists of one-hour high intensity group exercise sessions while strapped to a heart-rate monitor to track progress and maximise output. OTF, which has 250 studios across the US, has ambitious expansion plans ...

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NEWCREST RATED BEST BY QUEENSLAND EMPLOYEES

NEWCREST RATED BEST BY QUEENSLAND EMPLOYEES

QUEENSLANDERS have voted a Victorian company as the most attractive employer in the annual Randstad Award. Newcrest Mining was chosen as the top company to work for the second year in a row, edging out global heavyweight Nestle and Brisbane-based Virgin Australia. The gold miner claimed 53 per cent of the vote out of the 2045 workers ...

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CRIPPLING COMMUTES SENDING WORKERS REMOTE

CRIPPLING COMMUTES SENDING WORKERS REMOTE

THREE grand can buy you a round-trip airfare to most places around the world, however new research shows that Australians are now forking out this same exorbitant amount each year to cover their far less exciting travel plans. Global workplace provider Regus has found that the cost of commuting to work has skyrocketed by 52% in just five ...

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WELLNESS INITIATIVE PEDALS INTO BRISBANE

WELLNESS INITIATIVE PEDALS INTO BRISBANE

OFFICE workers are gearing up their sedentary lifestyles and raising money for charity, as part of a wellness initiative that was launched today. Inspired by the annual cycling event, Tour de Office was launched in 2011 to encourage an active lifestyle for desk-bound employees. Stationary road bikes are set up in offices around Austra...

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BRISBANE MAKES ROOM FOR TWO MORE STARS

BRISBANE MAKES ROOM FOR TWO MORE STARS

THE state has thrown its support behind plans to increase the number of concerts held at Suncorp Stadium from four to six a year. Following an eight-week public consultation process, the community voted in favour of hosting more events to boost the local economy. About 4300 people completed the online survey, with more than 83 per cen...

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SOUTH BANK CULTURAL PRECINCT ADDED TO HERITAGE LIST

SOUTH BANK CULTURAL PRECINCT ADDED TO HERITAGE LIST

THE Queensland Heritage Council has awarded Brisbane's iconic South Bank Cultural Precinct a heritage listing. The decision puts the kibosh on the former LNP Government's proposal to build two high-rise towers in the precinct, and will protect the original buildings from unsuitable development in the future. The listing includ...

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FASHION'S BIG HITTERS TARGET LOCAL SWIMWEAR DESIGNERS

FASHION'S BIG HITTERS TARGET LOCAL SWIMWEAR DESIGNERS

THE Gold Coast fashion industry is poised for some high-end exposure this week as some of the country's biggest fashion agents gather for a closed trade event to be held in Surfers Paradise. The move comes as the local fashion industry recognises the growing importance of resort fashion among the Chinese who are emerging as one of the...

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ELIXIR COFFEE JOINS CEO SLEEPOUT

ELIXIR COFFEE JOINS CEO SLEEPOUT

ELIXIR Coffee founders David and Jason Narciso (pictured) have brewed plans to raise $10,000 for St Vincent De Paul one cup at a time. The Brisbane brothers are participating in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout for the first time, which aims to raise funds for homeless services. As well as earning pledges for sleeping outside for a night, the...

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JOB ADS FALL FLAT IN MAY

JOB ADS FALL FLAT IN MAY

DESPITE a 2.5 per cent increase in April, the upward trend of employment advertising fell flat last month according to the latest figures from ANZ. Research from the bank shows a slight increase in job ads at 0.4 per cent in May, which heralds the 19th consecutive month of positive growth. However the rate has been slowing since late last...

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TOP FIVE TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS THIS LONG WEEKEND

TOP FIVE TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS THIS LONG WEEKEND

AUSTRALIA'S outdated penalty rates system is expected to hurt thousands of small businesses this long weekend, according to an employment law expert. Employsure managing director Edward Mallett says calls to reduce public holiday wages remain unanswered. Employers face additional costs during the Queen's Birthday on Monday, ha...

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AUSSIES SPENDING UP ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS

AUSSIES SPENDING UP ON HOUSEHOLD GOODS

CONSUMER spending on household goods is booming, signalling positive conditions for large format retail according to research by Colliers International. The household goods sector saw the most growth of all retail categories, with an eight per cent lift in the twelve months to March this year. Sales volume growth also increased by 11....

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SOFTWARE HOLDING BUSINESSES TO RANSOM

SOFTWARE HOLDING BUSINESSES TO RANSOM

SMALL business owners are being urged to think twice before opening emails that could contain 'ransomware' after the latest Targeting Scams Report revealed that almost $1 million was lost to these scams last year. This Fraud Week, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is making business owners aware of the malware tha...

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