Brisbane Times / Business

Tuesday, Oct 16


'Airborne cars': Vehicle ads face review following complaints about dangerous driving

The automotive industry will review its advertising code after complaints that some car ads promote dangerous driving.

Tuesday, Oct 9


Solar farm built in the shadow of Chernobyl nuclear meltdown

The site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster, Chernobyl, is going solar in a bid to help free Ukraine from a dependence on Russian gas.

Monday, Oct 1


'Five Eyes' and tech giants closely watch Australia's spyware bill

Stephen Nicolson was jailed for 14 months for refusing to hand over his Facebook password to UK police. He had been convicted under laws which Australia is now emulating with legislation introduced to parliament last month.

Thursday, Sep 27


Oracle President Thomas Kurian resigns


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Property developer Michael Teplitsky claims he can't use a computer

The eastern suburbs property developer told the Federal Court that he keeps his files in his head.


Now Justin Milne has gone, the entire ABC board is exposed and may have to follow him out the door

The ABC board's handling of the crisis gripping the public broadcaster deserves serious scrutiny.


McDonald's removes artificial flavours from most burgers

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This latest incremental step comes after the company announced in March that it would use fresh beef for its Quarter Pounders and Signature Crafted burgers.

Wednesday, Sep 26


Crossbench disquiet grows over 'draconian' spyware bill

Disquiet is growing on the cross bench with the government's new cyber security bill.

Tuesday, Sep 25

Male graduates earn more in first year than females except in one area

The gender pay gap widened in many areas but it has closed and flipped in some places, new data reveals.

Monday, Sep 24

Spyware on phone fears as Dutton pushes new security laws

A push to compel telcos to install spyware on people's phones under new security plans could be "severely damaging" to cybersecurity, industry warns.


'Devastated': Sacked ABC boss Michelle Guthrie threatens to sue over 'unjustified' termination

"I believe there is no justification for the board to trigger that termination clause. I am considering my legal options."

Sunday, Sep 23


Make no mistake: I want to hear genuine contrition from banks

When banks rip people off, they say sorry for their mistake. But their only regret seems to be getting caught.


Are we all prepared to pay the price for proper wages?

Underpayment is rampant in the hospitality industry. It's baked into the price we pay when we go to many cafes. So what are we doing about it?

Friday, Sep 21


How China is preparing for Donald Trump's trade war

Sitting in Kiehl's Cafe beside a Harley Davidson motorcycle, the words New York lit in neon, Beijing shopper Hu Huiyun is taking the trade war in her stride.

Sunday, Sep 16


Housing: It's time for the lucky to share some of their good fortune

A tax on the family home will make housing fairer and more efficient..

'People don't see us': Why Isabella feels like an invisible woman

Skipping meals, anxiety and and being churned between employment agencies. Welcome to the surprisingly large army of long-term unemployed in Australia.


Royal commission will finally give the elderly a voice

“Elderly people have no status. Everybody knows that once you get old and you retire, you don't have any rights as elderly people."

Friday, Sep 14


Disbelief in Hong Kong at 'Chinese influence' claim from Australian MPs

Speculation that Canberra may block a $13 billion bid for gas infrastructure by a Hong Kong company has analysts scratching their heads.

Thursday, Sep 13


Strawberry farmer 'going through hell' as more needles found

Two more needles have been found in a punnet in Queensland, as growers' peak body says the farmer who produced the fruit is devastated.

Thursday, Sep 6


'Ongoing systemic issues': Domino's Pizza still breaking rules: watchdog

The workplace watchdog believes Domino's Pizza remains riddled with employment law breaches throughout its network, after an almost two-year investigation found most of the stores it audited were brea...


Electric cars set to drive the scramble for copper

There was a neat illustration of the difference between short and long-term perspectives earlier this week. Against the backdrop of a copper price that has fallen more than 20 per cent in three months ...

Wednesday, Sep 5


Economy surges as Australia's savings ratio hits 10-year low

Australia's surging economy is being driven by a growing number of people raiding their savings, fuelling concerns that households already saddled with record levels of debt are over-extending themsel...

Monday, Sep 3


Cryptocurrency behind Great Keppel Island's $300 million resurrection

It was once sold as the ideal place to “get wrecked”. Now an ambitious cryptocurrency consortium plans to resurrect Great Keppel Island as a high-tech wonderland.

Sunday, Sep 2


CBA recalculates loan book to invite customers to pay debt slower

Commonwealth Bank’s review of its loan book to reduce customers’ minimum monthly repayments extends to personal loan customers as well as mortgagors. Fairfax Media previously reported that CBA home lo...


Pressure could mount on Australian dollar

There appears to be little respite ahead for the beleaguered Australian dollar, which tumbled to a 20-month low over the weekend as the Trump administration continued to pummel both its traditional tr...

Sunday, Aug 19


Foxtel attempts to surf the streaming wave and avoid another wipeout

Foxtel chief executive Patrick Delany hosted a glittering event at the Fox Studios complex in Sydney last week to launch the pay TV giant's new '4K' service. After some brief introductory remarks from ...

Saturday, Aug 18


'We need people to die': funeral businesses worry about slowdown in deaths

Australia's funeral businesses are facing a difficult truth: not enough people are dying. To be more exact, vendors are saying numbers point to "softer" market conditions in recent months - meaning a ...

Wednesday, Aug 15


Dexus boss warns on' black swan' event derailing rosy office outlook

Dexus boss Darren Steinberg is looking beyond the rosy glow of Sydney’s booming office market, which delivered the diversified property group a healthy $1.73 billion profit, to unfolding “black swan” ...


'Remarkable transformation': Fairfax CEO confident in merged future

Fairfax Media chief executive Greg Hywood has called the company's metropolitan newspapers a "remarkable transformation success story" as he reported the publisher's potentially last full-year result ...

Tuesday, Aug 14


Foxtel launched 4K channel in preparation for cricket

Cricket fans will be able to watch the Australian team going head-to-head with South Africa in ultra-high definition on a new channel on News Corp's Foxtel, chief executive Patrick Delany revealed on ...