$400 million contract will help secure 200 jobs

MARYBOROUGH’S Downer EDI will share in a $400 million maintenance contract which will secure the jobs of 200 workers at the factory for seven years.

Netflix's new tool to prevent phone bill blowouts

Netflix has released a new tool to limit mobile data use.

Users can lower bitrates to reduce the amount of data they are using

WATCH: $1 billion upgrade for Shoalwater Bay training centre

UPGRADE NEEDED: Shoalwater Bay.

Plan will create thousands of new jobs for region

'Tough year': Santos $2.7b loss as LNG price plummets

Santos GLNG aerial February 2015. Photo Contributed

Researchers say the company is in safe hands.

How's this for an idea: duo clean, cook for hungover hosts

The service was dreamt up following their own hungover experiences

New hospital construction stalls as 600 tradies strike

Workers on the Sunshne Coast University Hospital construction site are on strike.

Workers strike over loss of worker's rights

How you can get a job at the mines

SDS TRAINING: Gary Smith and CEO Sharon Gough with a Caterpillar D3 dozer and a prime mover that are used for training.

Despite the slow resources sector, mines are in government approvals

Senator Lazarus calls for ban on fracking

Crossbench Senator Glenn Lazarus is seen during a debate at the National Press Club in Canberra, Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Senator calls for royal commission into health impacts of csg

Free-market think tank slams Turnbull over super reforms

A TOP free-market think tank has slammed the Turnbull government’s superannuation reforms in the budget as setting a “very dangerous new precedent”.

"Backpacker tax" still in force after 2016 Federal budget

So-called “backpacker’s tax” has survived in the 2016 Federal Budget

RBA drops rates down to 1.75%

RBA drops cash rate by 25 basis points

WATERCOOLER: Are holiday penalty rates too costly?

A rally over penalty rates in Ipswich on Monday. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

It is a costly task to pay the double time penalty rates to staff

Morrison confirms wealthy Aussies will pay more tax on super

Treasurer Scott Morrison outside The Treasury as part of a media opportunity in Canberra, Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Wealthy Australians will pay more tax on their superannuation

Morrison hints budget is for those wanting to "get ahead"

Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, April 29, 2016.

Scott Morrison has given a hint on the focus of his first budget

Plenty of surprise at our commodity and currency recovery

Australia's recovery has surprised many financial market types

10-year-old Instagram hacker wins $10,000 bounty

A 10-year-old hacker has been awarded thousands of dollars for breaking into Instagram – a service he’s too young even to use.

See how Twitter lit up after Leicester's EPL win

Leicester's EPL fairytale lit up Twitter like a light

Privates app lets you delete sent messages

App uses strong end-to-end encryption, protecting users' messages

9.7 inch iPad Pro: One top tool for both work and play

Apple's 9.7 inch iPad Pro with the Apple Pencil and smart keyboard.

One top tool for both work and play

BEAN COUNTER: Business and babies are not so far apart

RECENTLY my wife gave birth to our first child and it became clear very quickly that I am out of my depth.

In defence of insurance companies not paying out on TPD

Noel Whittaker

Insurance can be disappointing at times

MY SAY: When tax advice crosses the line

Cash money Photo:Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

I am not at all shocked by the allegations emerging from Panama

Changes to pension will hit those with assets

Noel Whittaker

Age pension changes will hit those with substantial assets first

OPINION: Extra few dollars are so worth it for our farmers

Dion Burton at his dairy farm and milk factory in Tinana Photo: Mitch Crawley / Fraser Coast Chronicle

92% of respondents said they would spend the extra few dollars

Analysis: It's a challenging time for investors

Noel Whittaker

In a challenging time for investors here's how to find a safe-haven

Apple’s new rose gold laptop

SICK of your standard silver Macbook? Apple didn’t just improve the processor and storage of its lightest laptop – it also made its first ever pink version.

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn dumps all his Apple shares

Apple's stock fell 9 percent during the last week of April 2016 after it reported a sizeable drop in iPhone sales. Icahn, a longtime booster, told CNBC he still thinks Apple is a "great company." But he said he worries about Chinese regulators, who recently blocked Apple's online services. Apple has been hoping to expand in China.

One of Apple’s most prominent investors, has sold his entire stake

Game Review: Ratchet & Clank

Ratchet and Clank Sony PS4 game.

Before we begin, know that I've been a fan of R&C since the start

Xbox 360 party is over, but console will be supported

Halo has been a huge success on the Xbox 360.

78 billion hours of games played on Microsoft console

Survey finds one in two overestimate cost of a home

An introduction to a variety of free tools and apps to make the most of your smartphone.

The dream of owning property may be closer than people thin

Resurrected Australian Sentinel tank hits the world stage

Sentinel on show at the Australian Armour and Artillery Museum in Cairns

Sentinel: Bringing Aussie history home

Apple iPhone SE to start at $679 in Australia

Apple's new iPhone SE comes in an array of colours.

Apple unveils its most powerful four inch phone