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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KEEPING FITNESS LIGHT

KEEPING FITNESS LIGHT

AUSTRALIANS have a lot to learn about 'fun runs' according to this Asian superbrand, who this weekend will be showing Brisbane residents just what they have been missing. Infinitus Productions, known for the Illumi Run brand in Malaysia, China and Singapore, has set up base in Australia, choosing Brisbane as its national head offi...

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ZAMPATTI STILL FASHIONABLE AT FIFTY

ZAMPATTI STILL FASHIONABLE AT FIFTY

FEW Australian designers can lay claim to the eloquence and endurance of fashion powerhouse Carla Zampatti. The Italian-born designer celebrated the 50th anniversary of her eponymous label at Sydney Opera House last month, recreating an earlier runway show while the iconic structure was still being built. From a single store in Surry ...

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A VIP SANCTUARY AT SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

A VIP SANCTUARY AT SANCTUARY COVE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

BACK for its third year is the VIP Lounge, the exclusive, fully catered five-star lounge aptly titled 'Top Deck' which is presented by Club InterContinental. Whether you are a true high-flyer or someone who likes to spoil themselves once in a while, the VIP Lounge offers a luxurious and private retreat overlooking the Marina, wher...

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NEW CENTRE SETS HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR APART

NEW CENTRE SETS HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR APART

THE breathtaking Roma St Parkland views set the scene for your next event at Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane, and the new conference centre will inspire limitless possibilities to make it unique. Natural light beams through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, allowing you to absorb the spectacular views of Roma St Parklands. Spanning over...

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TIDY DESK, TIDY MIND

TIDY DESK, TIDY MIND

BUSINESSES underestimate the value of a professional-looking workspace as a reflection of employees and operations as a whole, according to Officeworks. According to a survey conducted by the office supplies chain, 87 per cent of small to medium businesses believe that a tidy and inspiring location can boost positivity. Employers shou...

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THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING ABOUT KIYOMI

THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING ABOUT KIYOMI

TUCKED away on the lobby level at Jupiters Hotel and Casino is a portal to a culinary journey the Gold Coast rarely enjoys. The last time I can remember dining in that space the plaque at the door welcomed us to Charters Tower, Jupiters' signature restaurant for many years. There were fond memories there, including a marriage proposal...

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BRUCE LYNTON LAND ROVER DRIVES HOME SUCCESS

BRUCE LYNTON LAND ROVER DRIVES HOME SUCCESS

BRUCE Lynton Land Rover is accelerating its success, after being named 2014 Land Rover Metropolitan Dealer of the Year. The award recognises a standout dealership from across the country, based on sales performance, product knowledge and customer service. Dealer principal Beric Lynton (pictured) says it is a milestone achievement for ...

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NEW FLIGHTS TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH JAPAN

NEW FLIGHTS TO STRENGTHEN TIES WITH JAPAN

QUEENSLAND'S tourism industry is set to receive a healthy boost, after Qantas announced it will launch direct flights between Brisbane and Tokyo. The direct service to Narita Airport will operate four times a week from August next year, in addition to daily flights from Sydney to Haneda Airport. Qantas is expected to capitalise on...

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FERRARI ZOOMS INTO BRISBANE

FERRARI ZOOMS INTO BRISBANE

FERRARI Brisbane has been named as the exclusive dealer for Queensland, becoming the only official sales and service dealership in the state. Existing customers and future Ferrari owners will be able to visit the pop-up showroom at Space Furniture in Fortitude Valley. Dealer principal Martin Roller and business partner Marvin Burke wi...

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