COAST GEARS UP FOR NEXT ROUND OF GROWTH

COAST GEARS UP FOR NEXT ROUND OF GROWTH

THE Gold Coast is gearing up for its next phase of growth after re-elected Mayor Tom Tate declared a mandate to boost the city's infrastructure with a cruise ship terminal and an expanded light rail network. However, the pro-development mayor, who secured another four-year term with a big increase in his primary vote, is taking a conc...

Read More...
ECONOMISTS CAST NEW DOUBT ON VIABILITY OF ADANI MINE

ECONOMISTS CAST NEW DOUBT ON VIABILITY OF ADANI MINE

THE Queensland Government this week may have moved step closer to granting a mining lease for Adani's $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine in the Galilee Basin, but at least one major economic forecaster sees little likelihood of the project ever getting off the ground. BIS Shrapnel's senior economists, Dr Frank Gelber and Adrian Ha...

Read More...
FAIRFAX NEWSROOMS ROCKED AS JOURNOS WALK OUT

FAIRFAX NEWSROOMS ROCKED AS JOURNOS WALK OUT

FAIRFAX Media newsrooms in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra were rocked today by an angry walkout of journalists in protest at the latest round of job cuts by the newspaper publisher. The journalists have stopped work until Monday following a series of meetings in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra where journalists vented their frustration ove...

Read More...
GOLD COAST BID TO LURE AMERICA'S CUP RACE

GOLD COAST BID TO LURE AMERICA'S CUP RACE

IN THE world of sailing, there has been no bigger prize than the America's Cup, and now a group of seasoned Queensland entrepreneurs wants to bring a key leg of the event to the Gold Coast. The Longhurst family, spearheaded by brothers Tony and Rodney, has teamed up with Brisbane hair salon king Steve 'Stefan' Ackerie to lure ...

Read More...
GAME-CHANGING VITA GROUP FOUNDER POWERS UP THE ASX

GAME-CHANGING VITA GROUP FOUNDER POWERS UP THE ASX

MAXINE Horne has a precise idea of why she is among the few in corporate Australia - a female founder heading an ASX-listed company.

The CEO of Vita Group (ASX: VTG), in her own words, is an 'incredibly competitive individual' and not 'built' like anyone else.

"I'm extremely driven," says Horne.

&q...

Read More...
STRAIGHT TALK: THE 'GROWTH GUY'

STRAIGHT TALK: THE 'GROWTH GUY'

ROBIN Levison is best known for growing former ASX-listed mining services company Industrea from a $3 million minnow to a $750 million major ahead of a takeover by GE Mining in 2012. Now the seasoned turnaround specialist foresees the same sort of growth for the Gold Coast company he has headed for the past two years. The company is alrea...

Read More...
WHICH CEO CUTS IT IN THE KITCHEN?

WHICH CEO CUTS IT IN THE KITCHEN?

BRISBANE business leaders will team up with some of the city's top chefs to cook dinner for 300 homeless and disadvantaged people at OzHarvest Queensland's inaugural CEO CookOff. The initiative aims to increase awareness of food insecurity, homelessness and food wastage across Australia, making its first trip to Brisbane on March ...

Read More...
ROBINA'S 'PHENOMENAL' FUTURE VISION FOR 2050

ROBINA'S 'PHENOMENAL' FUTURE VISION FOR 2050

THE transformation of Robina from cow paddock to thriving Gold Coast urban village over the past 30 years is about to become even more dramatic by 2050. The Robina Business Alliance (RBA) has detailed a bold new future for the city's alternate CBD driven by the development of vacant land surrounding Cbus Super Stadium into a new City ...

Read More...
NEW OFFSHORE CRUISE TERMINAL BID FOR COAST

NEW OFFSHORE CRUISE TERMINAL BID FOR COAST

A MASSIVE jetty stretching out half a nautical mile off The Spit has been flagged by Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate as the answer to the Gold Coast's stalled vision for a cruise ship terminal. The move has been prompted by ongoing interest in the Gold Coast as a lucrative destination by major cruise operators, despite the Palaszczuk Govern...

Read More...
TATE HARBOURS A 'PLAN B' FOR CRUISE TERMINAL

TATE HARBOURS A 'PLAN B' FOR CRUISE TERMINAL

GOLD Coast Mayor Tom Tate has officially kicked off his re-election campaign today with the promise of a 'Plan B' to the failed cruise ship terminal, one of the major policies that drove his last campaign. However, it was seniors who are the first big winners of his fight to win office for another term. Tate says he plans to e...

Read More...
MILLENNIALS LIKELY TO BE GONE IN TWO YEARS

MILLENNIALS LIKELY TO BE GONE IN TWO YEARS

MILLENNIALS are proving to be a challenge for employers, with half likely to move on within two years if they don't feel a sense of purpose in the workplace, according to a new report. The report by Deloitte delivers employers a sobering message: change or you will probably lose those talented, tech-savvy millennial employees. Whi...

Read More...
STRAIGHT TALK: THE WITHERIFF TOUCH

STRAIGHT TALK: THE WITHERIFF TOUCH

JOHN Witheriff appears to be the boss of everything these days, but the lofty roles he holds are joined by a common thread, and that is to effect change for the better. Born and bred on the Gold Coast, Witheriff has strong ties to the local community with roles on a range of boards including chair of GoldLinQ, chair of the Gold Coast Suns...

Read More...
THE FUTURE OF PHILANTHROPY

THE FUTURE OF PHILANTHROPY

PHILANTHROPY is much more than donating 10 per cent of profits to a red-taped charity for these two Australian businesses; it's about building entire villages from the ground up in developing parts of the world.

Melbourne-based architecture firm ClarkeHopkinsClarke and the Gold Coast's Bond University are taking an innovative app...

Read More...
TECHIES: 'STOP CREATING FOR THE TOP 5 PER CENT'

TECHIES: 'STOP CREATING FOR THE TOP 5 PER CENT'

WE need to return to the old internet if humanity has any chance, according to American tech veterans Anil Dash and Mike Monteiro, who give businesses a couple of tips on how to do so.

Dash (pictured right) says he feels a 'deep grief' mourning the internet of just 10 years ago which in his view was a more amicable place.

Th...

Read More...
MEN LOSE OUT IN CHASE FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

MEN LOSE OUT IN CHASE FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

THE chase for work-life balance appears to be working well for women, but it could be hurting opportunities for advancement among their male counterparts, according to a new report. The report, compiled from a survey conducted by Chief Executive Women and Bain & Co, has found a worrying reverse gender bias in the workplace as the corp...

Read More...
HOLLYWOOD CALLS ON GC BEAUTY COMPANIES

HOLLYWOOD CALLS ON GC BEAUTY COMPANIES

IT has only been operating for five weeks, but already Gold Coast company Hot Tresses is getting recognition from Hollywood. The vegan hair care company has been invited to include its products in the Oscar's gift bags, joining local beauty product manufacturer Cherry Blooms, which is also getting kudos among celebrities.  Ho...

Read More...
COAST CATCHING UP AFTER YEARS OF 'NOTHING'

COAST CATCHING UP AFTER YEARS OF 'NOTHING'

EIGHT years of inactivity has finally caught up with the Gold Coast, and Mayor Tom Tate says the latest flurry of development activity across the city is giving rise to perceptions of a construction overload.  However, Tate, who is hoping to win a second term in the city's top job at the council elections in March, sees it as a b...

Read More...
QUEEN'S WHARF PLANNING SCHEME IN PLACE

QUEEN'S WHARF PLANNING SCHEME IN PLACE

THE Queensland Government has formally adopted the development scheme for the renewal of the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Priority Development Area, securing a jobs boost for the city. The development scheme provides the planning framework for the assessment of Destination Brisbane Consortium's proposal, which is made up of The Star Ent...

Read More...
MERLO GRINDS THROUGH COFFEE CAPITAL

MERLO GRINDS THROUGH COFFEE CAPITAL

MERLO'S expansion plans continue to percolate, with the coffee chain set to open its first roasting house in Melbourne. The Brisbane-based business will launch its 'torrefazione' at Queen Victoria Market at Peel Street on February 10, with the first beans to be roasted later this week. Founder Dean Merlo says the deal has ...

Read More...
STRAIGHT TALK: WISDOM FROM THE GRAPEVINE

STRAIGHT TALK: WISDOM FROM THE GRAPEVINE

TERRY Morris is the epitome of a serial entrepreneur, with business interests in everything from wine to pubs and motor sport. Morris is the managing director of the Morris International Group of Companies - an organisation with a diverse portfolio with divisions including property, manufacturing, information technology, tourism, venture ...

Read More...

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION SPACE HERE

 

 

 

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter