Senator Lazarus calls for ban on fracking

A SENATE crossbencher leading a committee examining the unconventional gas industry has called for a royal commission and an outright ban on fracking.

Darren Lockyer nails it at big Bunnings opening

BIG NAME: Darren Lockyer dropped in to Bunnings Bundamba for the official opening of the store. He’s pictured with complex manager Nathan Robley (left) and Bunnings managing director Mike Schneider

Lockyer nails it at Bunnings store opening

New hospital construction stalls as 600 tradies strike

Workers strike at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital development site in Birtinya.

Workers strike over loss of worker's rights

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

Hack allowed even Justin Bieber's comments to be deleted

Passenger unable to board plane because it was too heavy

Air New Zealand touches down at Sunshine Coast.

Air NZ plane reaches maximum weight allowance leaves holidaymaker

Hundreds of jobs on offer in predicted blueberry boom

IN SEASON: Local blueberries.

Hundreds of jobs on offer at blueberry farm, not enough takers

Interest rate cut ‘more harmful than helpful’

Warwick Credit Union (WCU) CEO Lewis von Stieglitz

Warwick Credit Union CEO describes rate cut as "over zealous"

Free-market think tank slams Turnbull over super reforms

Treasurer Scott Morrison during Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

A top free-market think tank has slammed the Turnbull government

"Backpacker tax" still in force after 2016 Federal budget

THE so-called “backpacker’s tax” has survived in the 2016 Federal Budget, with the government ignoring growing calls to dump the charge by farmers.

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

Negative gearing changes off the table for May's budget

Mr Turnbull on Friday told a room full of Sydney small business owners they were at the heart of each of his government's policies, but stopped short of revealing if they would be offered any new incentives or cuts.

Turnbull has taken negative gearing changes off the table

See how Twitter lit up after Leicester's EPL win

LEICESTER'S EPL fairytale lit up Twitter like a light - see how the social network looked thanks to the site's traffic visualisation.

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

Large Hadron Collider taken out by encounter with weasel

The Large Hadron Collider has been temporarily immobilised

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

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn dumps all his Apple shares

ONE of Apple’s most prominent investors, has sold his entire stake in the company in a second blow for the tech giant in less than week.

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

Telehealth gaining traction in regional Qld thanks to NBN

Regional Qld is seeing health benefits from the NBN rollout