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‘The customer is not always right’

Australia's fast food and retail workers have told of being “slapped”, “spat on”, “yelled at” and abused by customers. Now they’ve had enough.

ACCC to block Woolies, BP fuel deal

Fuel prices would increase at the Woolworths sites if BP buys them, according to the ACCC report. Pic: Keryn Stevens

Billion-dollar deal dealt a massive blow

Myer sales plummet in horror start to Christmas

In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange today, the struggling retailer blamed reduced foot traffic, widespread industry discounting and subdued consumer sentiment for the continued deterioration in sales.

Reduced foot traffic and subdued consumer sentiment.

Brutal impact: What Premier's Adani veto means for CQ jobs

Michele Landry, Federal Member for Capricornia, Jeyakumar Janakaraj, CEO Adani Australia, and Sen Matt Canavan, celebrate Adani's announcement that Rockhampton would become a FIFO hub for the Carmichael Mine.

Questions raised about whether other projects would be affected.

Coal ships off coast has now reached 70

Coal ships queue in Dalrymple Bay waiting to load at Mackay.

The delays stretching out until mid-January

Christmas so fa-la-la away as council branded Grinch

WHERE IS THE SMALL TOWN CHRISTMAS? Publican Sandi Brophy is one of the Kilkivan business people who say Gympie Regional Council has stolen it.

It's "Christmas for some” as small towns claim discrimination

Ostwald's unpaid contractors ask council for help

Kathie and Gerry McMullan of G. McMullan Contracting in Grafton are one of numerous subcontractors yet to be paid since the collapse of Ostwald Bros in August.

Clarence Valley Council asked to support unpaid highway workers.

How to beat Christmas cash stress

LIKE most parents, Jenna Buttery wants to give her four children the best Christmas she can.

‘The bottom line’: Moment of truth for bitcoin

Everyone's favourite way of paying for crime faces a big moment

IN TOO DEEP: Our $1.7 trillion bender could end in disaster

We’ve gone to town on low interest rates, but mortgage holders could be in trouble if rates rise. Picture: Josie Hayden

The world is shouting at us: You’re in over your head with debt

Wagners pay lovely gesture to long-term employees at float

HAPPY DAYS: Wagners CEO Cameron Coleman and construction materials general manager John Stark, who are both long-term employees at the company, celebrate the successful float of the business on the ASX in Sydney.

Long-term employees were flown to Sydney to celebrate the ASX float

Kleenmaid fraud trial to start in July

Andrew Eric Young spoke to the court via phone link on Friday. (FILE PHOTO).

Massive trial will not resume this year

Historic day for Wagners: Share price spikes after float

Wagners celebrate.

Family flies out of Toowoomba ahead of company's ASX float

'Inquiry will take too long, residents will lose homes'

The ACCC has launched an inquiry into housing, contents and strata insurance in Northern Australia.

SCA says ACCC must fast-track insurance investigation.

8700 'misled' Optus customers in line for compensation

ANOTHER internet provider has been caught charging customers for NBN download speeds they can’t possibly receive.

Gladstone Port exploring renewable energy options

GPC chief executive officer Peter O'Sullivan is proud to announce the company's foray into renewable energy.

Admin office will soon have 70 solar panels.

The motherload of computer game-changers set to come on line

POWERFUL TECHNOLOGY: The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is the brain of your computer.

Opinion: Bruce Kerr talks eighth generation desktop CPUs.

iPhone hack could save your child's life

This iPhone hack is great. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

This hack really is essential for every kid to know.

New postcode restrictions for home loans

HOME loan lending with the nation’s largest bank is about to get harder.

Building your prosperity through property

People like investing in something they understand - everyone lives in a property - plus you can see, touch and perhaps even drive past the asset you own.

The three simple investing principles you have to know

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison pictured holding a piece of coal during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, in February.

Honestly, what is up with our politicians' preoccupation with coal?

How to stop losing 'easy' sales

15/07/02 110966 Building industry, tradesmans toolbelt. Photo Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

There are things you can do to stop losing easy sales

Madness that allowed foreign workers a foot in the door

Sparks fly as a sheet metal worker fabricates a piece of mining equipment at Mastermyne Engineering.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin

That is what the 457 visa program had become - a madness

OPINION: Super changes to impact thousands

The government's changes to superannuation could potentially impact almost anyone currently contributing to or drawing from a superannuation account, such as those working and retired.

Do you understand how the new rules will affect you from July 1?

Real lightsabers are closer than you think

THE blazing swords of Star Wars seem like a scientific impossibility. But when you ask actual scientists about building a real one, the answer is surprising.

What the first ever text message said

Phone technology has changed enormously since the first text message was sent 25 years ago

IT has been 25 years since the first text message was ever sent

How to become a gaming millionaire

The League of Legends World Championships is like the World Cup for computer gamers. Picture: AFP

Gamer brags about having a jacuzzi airlifted into his penthouse suite

Smart condom rates your skills in bed

New “smart” condom reveals the truth on your skills between the sheets

It provides all the statistics men need to assess sexual prowess