Motel development for Gatton

TOURISM in the Lockyer Valley received a major boost this week, with a contract signed for a new motel development.

Train 2: BG gas starts to flow from Surat Basin to China

LNG carrier Maran Gas at the Queensland Curtis LNG plant, Curtis Island near Gladstone.

Gas is flowing from mines in the Surat Basin to countries worldwide

$60 million hotel plan aims for an eco-friendly development

Artist’s impression of the resort from the air.

A Coast couple hope to develop a 5-6 star luxury resort in Buderim

How to add $30,000 to your home

Simply build it near a group of small businesses

Adding up the benefits of shopping small and locally

CUSTOMER SERVICE: Heather Mildwaters from the Ipswich Antique Centre prides herself on delivering quality customer service.

Shopping small is good for our community, our economy, our emotions

Hidden dangers of asbestos building materials exposed

No charges will be laid by the State Government over an asbestos-dumping incident in Warwick last month.

Geoff and Karen Wicks stopped by Bunnings to sell the safety message

Ipswich business already winning from 2018 Games

BOOM TIME: Commonwealth Games Minister Kate Jones says the economic benefits of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are flowing on to Ipswich.

$2 billion in contracts for work on the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Bechtel hands over to BG Group

Paul Bruner, QGC General Manager Midstream Operations and Jeff Baillie, QGC Midstream Director.

Tools down for Bechtel workers on Curtis Island LNG plant QCLNG

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Aussie dollar clawing back ground

AFTER a weak morning and early afternoon yesterday the AUD managed to claw back some ground overnight.

Mining links prevent unis from divesting in fossil fuels

BMA have bowed to public pressure from the Moranbah community and the Isaac Regional Council and have agreed to install an air quality monitor in Moranbah.Coal dust generated by the surrounding mines is one of the downsides of life in Moranbah. Photo Colette Landolt / Daily Mercury

Links to mining sector are preventing universities from divesting

Negative gearing does not mainly benefit average earners

Australian Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015.

Fact-checking hasn't left the Small Business Minister looking good

Jetstar and Virgin caught out for drip pricing

A Virgin flight takes off at the Maroochy Airport. Photo Barry Leddicoat / Sunshine Coast Daily

Jetstar and Virgin caught out for overlooking mobile commerce

Aussie dollar climbs despite lacklustre iron price

A large sum of money was discovered on a Mackay street last night

Aussie dollar up even during a strong moment for the greenback

The tax system can play a role in Australian innovation

dump05c: The final dump and burn by an F-111 at RAAF Base Amberley on Friday. The last blip of fuel burnt from the fleet of F-111's. Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times DE0510WD

Should income tax be used stimulate the economy

Most young Aussies have no savings plan: research

NEST EGG?: Debate is underway on whether first-home buyers should be allowed to access their superannuation to buy a property. Photo: Getty Images

Men say they struggle with expenses, women say not earning enough

New facts emerge about Australians and cybercrime

AUSTRALIANS have an interesting relationship with cybercrime, as new research shows.

J880DW Review: The Bro does the job

Brother MFC-J880DW

The Brother J880DW feels like a Swiss army knife

Death of the desktop? Not with this amazing iMac

Apple's iMacs are faster, more powerful and feature better 4k and 5k displays.

Apple's latest 27-inch 5K Retina display iMac is one superb machine

Melanoma app to help Aussies catch cancer early

This is a melanoma and should be treated immediately.

MONITORING your moles? There's an app for that.

Life goes on: Economic realities survive terror

IN THE aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris, writing about their impact on the economy always sounds trivial at best, and utterly heartless at worst.

International shares offer good opportunities

Noel Whittaker

My preference is to stay in more general types of funds

Franking credits: From little things, big investments grow

Small franking credits can improve your life after retirement

A brief history of capital gains tax on your family home

Noel Whittaker

Capital gains tax on the family home is causing a lot of confusion

Identity theft on the rise – take greater care

Paul Clitheroe

Be on your wits so online shopping doesn't become identity theft

WATERCOOLER: How's the economy? Is it better or worse now?

Hard to read, even harder to manage – the Australian economy.

Hoarding cash doesn't work

Paul Clitheroe

There are serial hoarders of cash out there, all making a bad choice

Microsoft opens first flagship store outside US in Sydney

MICROSOFT has opened a two-storey, 6000 square metre flagship store in Sydney to show off Windows 10, new Surface devices and fitness wearables.

Halo 5: Guardians makes history with $400m in sales

Halo 5

Result pushes hardware and software franchise to over $5 billion

Apple TV: Australian prices not for the faint-hearted

Apple launches pre-orders for new Siri-powered gaming, movies box

Virgin Mobile research claims we're afraid of data limits

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

We are a nation that is hungry for data

Microsoft unveils new Surface Book to rival Apple

Microsoft Surface Book

Tech giant announces new Lumia, Microsoft Band and Xbox offers

Review: World of Warships

Captain, my Captain, you're Captain, everyone's a captain

Apple TV, bigger iPad, new iPhone 6s unveiled

The all-new Apple TV features a Siri remote which can also be used for gaming.

Apple TV features voice control, Siri Remote and new tvOS