Audit finds Gillard farm loans hampered by inexperience

TWO Federal Government farm loan schemes costing almost $4 billion were hampered by a lack of experience in the Agriculture Department.

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

Kidman sale knocked back as "not in national interest"

An undated supplied image of cattle at one of the Ord Valley Muster events near Kununurra in the East Kimberley.

Treasurer has all but knocked back current Kidman deal

Nurofen, Colgate hit with millions in fines

The Nurofen "specific pain" range

Pain relief maker accused of misleading consumers

Builder calls for change to negative gearing

Managing director GJ Gardner Homes Grafton Micah Middelbosch stands in the frames of another house they are building in Junction Hill.

A leading builder wants negative gearing resticted to new homes

Looking for a new job? Here are 3 things you should check

There are lots of things to consider when seeking a new job.

There are questions you should ask before changing careers

Queensland Raceway upgrade needs the Premier's backing

Mayor Paul Pisasale gets set for a hot lap in a V8 Supercar with Ipswich driver Ash Walsh. He has big plans for Qld Raceway.

Ipswich can become motorsport capital of Australia

CBA told Senate Committee it has already dealt with concerns

CBA says misconduct claims have been dealt with

Plenty of surprise at our commodity and currency recovery

SINCE early January many financial markets types have been caught by surprise by the recovery in Australia’s key commodity export prices and the Aussie dollar.

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

Business confidence down for now but change expected

Business confidence is down as the mining outlook weakens.

The winning streak in the US share market faltered overnight.

New car sales still strong with fresh jump in March

Sales of new motor vehicles remain at historically high levels

Lackluster US economy dampens investor enthusiasm

Disappointing US economic data weighed on investor sentiment

Banking debate reveals the sell-off of Australian democracy

Malcolm Turnbull has downplayed calls for a royal commission into the banks, arguing that their operations are already well governed.

At stake is whether Australia is committed to being a democracy

Online gambling sites banned from giving free credit

ONLINE gambling companies will be banned from offering their clients credit on betting websites.

Apple revenue falls: Is iPhone love affair over?

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

Quarterly revenue fall is first in a decade for tech giant

Guy Sebastian shares his photography tips

Guy Sebastian behind the lens.

'Some of my most precious moments are spent behind the lens.'

High-tech drones help to study dangerous surf

DRONE MASTER: Ashley Rummell with a drone used to capture video footage of waves at the Sunshine Coast. Photo Contributed

It is the first time drones have been used to collect surf data

In defence of insurance companies not paying out on TPD

INSURANCE is a necessity, but it's a sad reality that many policyholders end up disappointed when the time comes to make a claim.

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

Panama Papers: Media holds rich and powerful to account

A security guard sit outside the the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City. German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung says it has obtained a vast trove of documents detailing the offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism says the latest trove contains includes nearly 40 years of data from the Panama-based law firm, Mossack Fonseca.

Cracks appear in the once invincible wall of tax haven secrecy

Game Review: Ratchet & Clank

BEFORE you read this, please keep one thing in mind, and that is yours truly is a die-hard fan of the Ratchet & Clank series which now stretches back 14...

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

Sony announces AU launch date and price for Playstation VR

Sony's competitor to the Oculus rift will be released in Australia