No handouts for private enterprise: Premier

THE Queensland Government will not provide handouts to struggling mining companies, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says.

Bishop heads to Asia as Korea continues its aggression

Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016.

Korean missiles will be a key point during talks in Japan this week

Building industry slams Labor's negative gearing plan

Builders have labelled Labor's tax plan a "populist response"

Treasurer pans Labor plan to abolish negative gearing

reasurer Scott Morrison during Question Time at Parliament House at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016.

Scott Morrison has criticised Labor's new tax plan

Biofuels will keep Queensland’s motor running: Premier

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk poses for photos in her office in Brisbane, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Today marks one year since Ms Palaszczuk took office.

Exclusive: Biofuels are set to be Queensland’s next boom industry.

Simpler returns considered as way to ease tax burden

Economic growth and tax relief for working families, Mr Morrison said, would remain the government's key focus in the lead up to the budget but income tax cuts would be more "modest".

Federal Government considers tax cuts through simpler returns

The international issue hitting Gladstone jobs

QAL Refinery in Gladstone. Photo Tom Huntley / The Observer

Metal producers are hanging on by their fingernails

50 years ago we almost named our currency something awful

A Federal Government TV ad run as part of the education program to help ease the changeover toward the decimal currency.

You don't get much more tacky than some of our currency options

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Inflation fine as markets elsewhere lose confidence

WESTPAC-MI consumer inflation expectations were unchanged at an annual pace of 3.6% in February, indicating that inflation expectations remain well contained.

Rise in job ads points to employment growth to come

For the year to January, job ads increased by 10.8%

Domestic economy keeping RBA in an optimistic mood

The RBA’s optimism rests with the domestic economy, particularly the improving labour market.

RBA seemed upbeat last week despite the looming clouds

Construction index shows industry still in contraction

Second month of contraction for construction industry

Business confidence was on the rise before recent turmoil

The NAB quarterly business survey revealed a lift in confidence

RBA keeps rates steady at 2.0%

The RBA has decided to leave the official cash rate at 2.0 per cent.

Heads or tails, our coins have a remarkable history

The Australian dollar, denoted as AUD or $A, is relatively young

Tax targets Netflix and other downloading entertainment

NETFLIX lovers are in for some bad news - there is a proposed tax that could see you paying more.

Social media shaming is on ‘the edge of bullying’

Dr Tania Signal

Do you know the affects of naming and shaming on Facebook has?

Acorns: Is it this new Uber of financial world?

Acorns is one of the most popular Fintech apps in the United States

Instagram offers same multiple account move as Twitter

An Instagram feed shown on an iPhone 4s.

The social media platform made this announcement this morning.

Retail sales aren't getting carried away

RETAIL sales grew 0.4% in November, in line with expectations

READER'S VIEW: How are CEO million dollar pays justified?

Ahmed Fahour.

Who set the CEO of Australia Post a salary package of $4.8million?

Govt to spend $1.1b to drive an 'ideas boom'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at a mental health announcement at Parliament House in Canberra on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Turnbull announces $1.1 b for business-led research and innovation

SMEs give thumbs up to Turnbull government, says MYOB report

Dissatisfaction with the Federal Government has fallen

Be sure to read the fine print in Turnbull’s economic update

Treasurer Scott Morrison (L) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015.

Turnbull has made clear that the time for a change has come

$4m in super relying only on compulsory contributions?

Noel Whittaker

Is $4m from 25 to retirement really possible?

Live longer, save on insurance

Paul Clitheroe

I reckon there’s a lot to celebrate about ageing

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 great showcase for Windows 10

MICROSOFT’S Surface Pro 4 is something of a strange device. Too heavy to be a light-weight tablet but not comfortable enough to replace your laptop.

The new car wars: Apple v Tesla

DRIVING FORCE: Some Tesla vehicles will be able to park themselves without a driver.

Nothing's quite as stylish as a consumer product with an i out front

Simple code gives access to iPhone’s secret

A simple code can give you access to hidden information your iPhone

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has 'hard landing' on a barge

In an image providfed by NASA TV, Space-X’s Falcon 9 rocket with the Jason-3 satellite aboard is shown less than four minutes from launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. It's the latest in a series of U.S.-European satellites designed to detect ocean events like El Nino. If successful, the Jason 3 satellite will continue more than two decades of sea level measurements.

Elon Musk's SpaceX said its Falcon 9 booster had a "hard landing"

Choice: Australians should work together against geoblocking

Netflix won't let you watch content purely because you're an Aussie. Here's how to flip them one, government's blessing and all.

Choice has called on Australians to work together against Netflix

Peek into the future with CES 2016 gadget lineup

PREVIEW: Samsung unveiled new TVs at the Consumer Electronic Shows in Las Vegas.

Smart fridges, robot butlers and 360-degree cameras are all coming

Pro League of Legends event comes to Brisbane

LoL eSports event comes to Brisbane