FLEXIBLE DUO DEBUNKS THE DAILY GRIND

FLEXIBLE DUO DEBUNKS THE DAILY GRIND

THE modern workplace is changing, with the regular nine-to-five week taking a back seat in favour of home offices, flexible hours and self-employment. When Brisbane-based entrepreneurs Cristina Smerdon and Debbie Phillips were in the midst of trawling through new work options for themselves, they discovered there was a significant market ...

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WHAT'S COOKING THIS WORLD HEALTH DAY?

WHAT'S COOKING THIS WORLD HEALTH DAY?

THE WORK-LIFE solutions go-to for corporates like Virgin Australia, Downer and CBRE says its portal has gone into overdrive as employees seek one thing in particular.

Sydney-based organisation SeventeenHundred provides work-life, diversity and inclusion solutions for some of our biggest companies and their employees.

It draws on a database...

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OMEGA TO OPEN IN BRISBANE

OMEGA TO OPEN IN BRISBANE

OMEGA will open its first flagship store in Brisbane in 2018.

The luxury retailer has committed to a two-level tenancy at 188 Edward Street totalling 282sqm for a five-year lease.

The October 2018 opening date coincides with Edward Street's $11 million facelift.

Sam Degn of Colliers International negotiated the lease off-market on b...

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MEN 'IGNORANT' TO GENDER INEQUALITY AT WORK

MEN 'IGNORANT' TO GENDER INEQUALITY AT WORK

A NEW study reveals that men are oblivious to the inequality women face in Australian workplaces, according to recruitment agency Hays. The survey conducted ahead of International Women's Day found that while men dominate senior positions, there is effectively no difference in male and female ambition for these roles. However, des...

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BUSINESS LEADERS AUCTION OFF MENTORSHIP FOR CHARITY

BUSINESS LEADERS AUCTION OFF MENTORSHIP FOR CHARITY

TEN of Australia's top executives have gone under the hammer for charity, auctioning off a series of one-on-one business mentoring sessions in an effort to raise money for disadvantaged youth. The MentorMe auction coordinated by ChildFund Australia kicked off this week, with bidders across the country vying for a slice of time with th...

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COMFY COUCH BEATS CUSHY CHEQUE FOR AUSSIE WORKERS

COMFY COUCH BEATS CUSHY CHEQUE FOR AUSSIE WORKERS

AUSTRALIAN workers are increasingly ditching the big pay cheque in favour of the comfy home office. A recent poll by Hays says 55 per cent of Aussies are willing to cop a 20 per cent drop in salary just to work from home. A further 22 per cent would happily lose 10 per cent of their pay if it meant they could work from the sofa. N...

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BEAT THE CROWDS WITH YOUR OWN JET

BEAT THE CROWDS WITH YOUR OWN JET

TIRED of waiting at the airport for that commercial jet service sending you to your next interstate meeting? That's what one Gold Coast company is hoping for as it launches the next wave in air travel to the business sector, fractional jet ownership. YOURJET Australia was established in 2015 by two aviation industry veterans, Jaso...

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SHARE ECONOMY ON THE RISE IN CHASE FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

SHARE ECONOMY ON THE RISE IN CHASE FOR WORK-LIFE BALANCE

MORE Australian workers plan to maximise their free time by outsourcing chores, as well as opt for flexibility of hours over a pay rise, according to Airtasker. The Sydney-based outsourcing marketplace's Future of Work study reveals that up to 38 per cent of Australians intend to employ others to complete household tasks this year. Ar...

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HONG KONG TAKES SHINE TO COAST SERVICE

HONG KONG TAKES SHINE TO COAST SERVICE

IT STARTED as a seasonal venture into Australia in January, but now it appears Hong Kong Airlines has taken a shine to the Gold Coast. Hong Kong Airlines has announced plans to schedule year-round flights to the Gold Coast from early April, building on the 11-week Chinese New Year charter program introduced this year. Cairns will also...

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MOO MOO'S MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER

MOO MOO'S MILLION DOLLAR MAKEOVER

MOO Moo The Wine Bar + Grill Gold Coast is set to close its doors after more than a decade of operation and, when it reopens, it plans to look like a million bucks. Owners Steven and Autumn Adams will shut down on Sunday for six weeks to undergo a $1 million renovation.  The makeover, from architects Studioplus*, will see the awa...

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SINGAPORE ROUTE TO DELIVER $46M TOURISM BOOST

SINGAPORE ROUTE TO DELIVER $46M TOURISM BOOST

SINGAPORE Airlines will introduce three new flights to Brisbane each week, which is expected to deliver a $46 million tourism boost to the state. The additional flights between Singapore and Brisbane are expected to commence in late May, with the aim of making the service daily from September. Acting Minister for Tourism and Major Eve...

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CHINESE SPENDING REDEFINING THE AUSSIE RETAIL MARKET

CHINESE SPENDING REDEFINING THE AUSSIE RETAIL MARKET

A SHIFT in Chinese shopping habits is redefining Australia's retail landscape, according to CBRE. The global property advisor has released its Luxury Retail 2015 report which indicates that increasing appetite levels for luxury goods is impacting the Australian retail market. The report showed that 70 per cent of all Chinese-led l...

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WHAT GAVE STEVE JOBS THE EDGE?

WHAT GAVE STEVE JOBS THE EDGE?

FEW businesses can legitimately lay claim to buzzwords like 'innovation' and 'disruption', but Apple is undoubtedly one of them. As one of the most recognisable and lucrative brands in the world, the $560 billion technology company has transformed the way we do business - both in management style and operation. The man...

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HOW BRISBANE EXECUTIVES LIVE

HOW BRISBANE EXECUTIVES LIVE

THE executive level - whether in business or hotels - is an area many only ever dream of entering.

Being promoted to that executive level at work is a money-can't-buy reward, whereas waking up there in a hotel is a treat within reach.

Brisbane Marriott makes all feel welcome in its luxury executive suites, through the big smiles of its...

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HIDDEN HAZARDS LURKING AT OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

HIDDEN HAZARDS LURKING AT OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY

TIS the season to be jolly with employers being warned of the hidden hazards at the office Christmas party. Bennett & Philp director Mark O'Connor says employers need to remember that workplace laws still apply at functions organised by the company. "At this time of the year as businesses prepare for their annual Christma...

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RESILIENT TRAVELLERS HEADING BACK TO FRANCE

RESILIENT TRAVELLERS HEADING BACK TO FRANCE

TOURISM in one of the world's top travel destinations is slowly recovering three weeks on since the tragedy in Paris, according to a Brisbane-based travel agency. France at Leisure has encountered a minor ripple effect following a series of coordinated attacks in the French capital on November 13. After relocating from France to A...

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CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINE LOOMS AS AUSSIES SPEND $2.8B

CHRISTMAS DELIVERY DEADLINE LOOMS AS AUSSIES SPEND $2.8B

SHOPPERS buying Christmas gifts online should wrap up purchases in the first week of December to make sure they arrive in the nick of time, says the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). The first half of December is traditionally the busiest period of the year for e-commerce retailers, with online Christmas purchases required to be fin...

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CHINESE FLIGHT DEAL SET TO DELIVER $22M TO QLD

CHINESE FLIGHT DEAL SET TO DELIVER $22M TO QLD

QUEENSLAND has become the first state in Australia to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with China Eastern Airlines, set to deliver a $22 million tourism boost to the state. The service offers direct flights between Shanghai and Brisbane all year round, starting with three flights each week towards the end of next year. Premier Annas...

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THE WESTIN HEADS TO RIVER CITY

THE WESTIN HEADS TO RIVER CITY

STARWOOD'S Westin hotel brand will make its debut in Queensland, with The Westin Brisbane set to open its doors in 2018. The international accommodation provider signed an agreement with Mary 111 Pty Ltd to launch the hotel as part of a mixed-use development. Mary Lane will feature a mix of retailers, restaurants and residences in the...

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THE GREAT RETAIL SHAKE-UP

THE GREAT RETAIL SHAKE-UP

HISTORICALLY dominant retailers are either changing their approach or dropping out of the market slowly, according to the latest retail research from Colliers International. Many of these established retailers are being forced to evolve and adapt in order to survive the retail industry of the 21st century. Colliers International head ...

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