Miners calls for royalty, rates cuts to save 60,000 jobs

A THIRD of Queensland's coal mines are losing money, prompting calls for the State Government and councils to charge mining firms less to sustain jobs.

Good outcome from LNG exports: energy analyst

NEW WAVE: The arrival of LNG vessel Methane Rita Andrea last year signified the start of a booming export for the port.

LNG export boost helps improves overall trade balance

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

SunCentral project to create 10,000 jobs for Coast

The new-look SunCentral Maroochydore to be developed over the next 20 years. Photo: Supplied

Maroochydore city heart to be transformed over 20 years

Error 53: Apple's new security checks killing iPhones

Error message bringing grief to iPhone users since iOS 9 update

Sofra wrongly named in salmonella outbreak

Sofra Turkish Cuisine was incorrectly named as using produce distributed by Tripod Farmers in Victoria. Thanking the community for their support are staff and owners (from left) Pradip Bista, Amelia Cutmore, Moyalia Tokmak and Mangal Gurung.

Sofra Turkish Cuisine do not use contaminated pre-packaged salad

Call for hemp sale regulations to be reconsidered

MEMBER for Burnett Stephen Bennett chats about the potential of exporting hemp.

Call for export opportunities in the sale of hemp

Lifestyle towns rise as NBN makes working remotely easier

Australians are set to swap big city living for country life

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Construction index shows industry still in contraction

THE national construction industry has remained in contraction for a second month.

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

Economic report: New home sales dropped in November

HIA new home sales dropped 2.7% in November

Middle East stocks tumble as Iran nuclear deal goes ahead

Rouhani said Sunday that the official implementation of the landmark deal reached between Tehran and six world powers has satisfied all parties except radical extremists. Rouhani said the deal has "opened new windows for engagement with the world."

Iran to flood oil market with an extra half a million barrels a day

US and EU markets lack gusto in new year

US and European share markets continued their soft start to the year

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.

Most students now use online help for homework

pretty girl with many books at school

The vast majority of students are using online learning

Attack of the drone pilots? CASA keeps eye on amateurs

BEWARE PENALTY RISK: Amateur RPA pilots are urged to read up on the Civil Aviation Safety

Drones have their own set of CASA rules and regulations

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

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

Simple code gives access to iPhone’s secret

A SIMPLE code can give you access to hidden information your iPhone, as well as allowing you to make changes to its private settings.

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

How 2015 became 2016 in game sales

NO RETREAT: The battle for game supremacy continues in 2016.

How 2015 became 2016 in game sales

Samsung unveils smart new line-up at CES 2016

Samsung’s 2016 SUHD TVs offer better picture quality with Quantum dot display.

New TVs, washing machine, blu-ray player, and Gear S2 unveiled