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Gold Coast tourism bookings return to 2019 levels

The Gold Coast tourism industry is showing signs of recovery following the slump of COVID19 restrictions, with Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk claiming bookings are back on track. "My information is that Gold Coast bookings are basically the same as this time last year, ...

Gold Coast tourism bookings return to 2019 levels
Gold Coast tourism bookings return to 2019 levels
Gold Coast tourism bookings return to 2019 levels

The Gold Coast tourism industry is showing signs of recovery following the slump of COVID19 restrictions, with Que...

Afterpay to raise $800m as co-founders cash in
Afterpay to raise $800m as co-founders cash in

Buy-now pay-later (BNPL) giant Afterpay (ASX: APT) will ride significant FY20 sales growth with an $800 million ca...

4000 people sign up for WA COVID-19 vaccine trial, doses begin
4000 people sign up for WA COVID-19 vaccine trial, doses begin

The trial is one of just 15 worldwide that have gone beyond the pre-clinical stage. More than 4,000 people hav...

ASIC grants Wilson permission to proceed with Keybridge takeover
ASIC grants Wilson permission to proceed with Keybridge takeover

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has greenlit Wilson Asset Management's (ASX: WAM) a...

WA Premier calls for flight cap, urges PM to withdraw support of Clive Palmer's High Court challenge
WA Premier calls for flight cap, urges PM to withdraw support of Clive Palmer's High Court challenge

Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan has formally requested a cap on international arrivals into Perth Airport ...

Virgin Australia bondholders cry foul over Bain Capital takeover
Virgin Australia bondholders cry foul over Bain Capital takeover

Two large unsecured creditors of Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) have called on the Takeovers Panel to intervene in th...

Chinese developer to acquire Mariners Cove Marina for $28 million
Chinese developer to acquire Mariners Cove Marina for $28 million

The company behind the $1 billion 'Jewel' development in Surfers Paradise has acquired another slice of th...

Exporters to receive $240m in extra funding as freight support extended
Exporters to receive $240m in extra funding as freight support extended

Australia's exporters have been thrown a line thanks to the Federal Government's decision to extend a frei...

Temple & Webster to ride sales spike with $40 million placement
Temple & Webster to ride sales spike with $40 million placement

Online furniture retailer Temple & Webster (ASX: TPW) will raise $40 million to capitalise on strong sales gro...

Land tax relief for Queensland businesses extended for four months
Land tax relief for Queensland businesses extended for four months

The application deadline for the Queensland Government's land tax rebate has been extended for a further four ...

Victoria to impose lockdowns in hotspots, Melbourne flights to be cancelled
Victoria to impose lockdowns in hotspots, Melbourne flights to be cancelled

The Victorian Government will enforce lockdowns in 10 postcodes after midnight tomorrow night, with urgent $5,000 ...

AAP Newswire sold to consortium of investors and philanthropists
AAP Newswire sold to consortium of investors and philanthropists

Australian Associated Press has confirmed the sale of AAP Newswire and AAP FactCheck to a consortium including inv...

Queensland sticks to 10 July border opening date, Victoria barred
Queensland sticks to 10 July border opening date, Victoria barred

Queensland will be open for visitors from all states and territories except Victoria as of 10 July, while this Fri...

Keybridge launches takeover bid for RNY Property Trust
Keybridge launches takeover bid for RNY Property Trust

Nicholas Bolton-helmed Keybridge Capital (ASX: KBC) has launched a bid to take over the entirety of RNY Property T...

BAF one step closer to exit from Blue Sky management after long delays
BAF one step closer to exit from Blue Sky management after long delays

Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund (ASX: BAF) has finally resolved issues that were holding back a management chang...

ASIC won't take action after RFG investigation
ASIC won't take action after RFG investigation

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has notified Retail Food Group (ASX: RFG) it will not ...

Virgin shareholders will not see a cent from sale of airline
Virgin shareholders will not see a cent from sale of airline

Administrators of airline Virgin Australia (ASX: VAH) have clarified that shareholders will not receive any distri...

Companies

Afterpay to raise $800m as co-founders cash in
Afterpay to raise $800m as co-founders cash in

Buy-now pay-later (BNPL) giant Afterpay (ASX: APT) will ride significant FY20 sales growth with an $800 million ca...

Property

Chinese developer to acquire Mariners Cove Marina for $28 million
Chinese developer to acquire Mariners Cove Marina for $28 million

The company behind the $1 billion 'Jewel' development in Surfers Paradise has acquired another slice of th...

Opinion

Victoria is on the precipice of an uncontrolled coronavirus outbreak. Will the new measures work?
Victoria is on the precipice of an uncontrolled coronavirus outbreak. Will the new measures work?

I recently wrote about Victoria's surge in COVID-19 cases. On that day, Victoria recorded 11 new infections, a...

Leadership

In tomorrow's economy, leaders who innovate service and CX will have the upper hand
In tomorrow's economy, leaders who innovate service and CX will have the upper hand

With an increased shift to online transactions during COVID-19, service innovation and customer experience (CX) ar...

Entrepreneurship

From zero to $3 million: Nicole Shiraz reflects on Boss Ladies sale
From zero to $3 million: Nicole Shiraz reflects on Boss Ladies sale

After founding her luxury handbag rental company Boss Ladies in January 2019, in a short space of time Nicole Shir...

Technology

Federal Government to pump $1.35 billion into Nation's cyber security capabilities
Federal Government to pump $1.35 billion into Nation's cyber security capabilities

More than $1.35 billion will be invested into the nation's cyber security capabilities over the next decade by...

Former Quantum Resources CEO charged with insider trading
Former Quantum Resources CEO charged with insider trading

The former CEO and director of gold mining company Quantum Resources (now known as Nova Minerals (ASX: NVA) has be...

Finance

BAF one step closer to exit from Blue Sky management after long delays
BAF one step closer to exit from Blue Sky management after long delays

Blue Sky Alternatives Access Fund (ASX: BAF) has finally resolved issues that were holding back a management chang...

Marketing

Survival of the smallest? Retail's post-COVID-19 future
Survival of the smallest? Retail's post-COVID-19 future

A consumer behaviour expert believes large retailers and shopping centres will face challenges as people spend les...

Executive Lifestyle

Photo Auction to take emerging Australian artists to the world
Photo Auction to take emerging Australian artists to the world

With its launch into Australia last November, Photo Auction hoped to add yet another market to its fast-growing fo...

Conference And Events

Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre prepares to reopen
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre prepares to reopen

Green shoots are showing at one of Australia's preeminent conference and events spaces as the Gold Coast Conve...

Video

From Zambrero stores to TV comedy: SS Group enters the media kitchen
From Zambrero stores to TV comedy: SS Group enters the media kitchen

"Don't put all your eggs in one basket." It's the mantra young entrepreneurs Scott and Shae ...

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