Why getting fired was the best thing for this photographer

FIVE years ago, Nicola Brander was fired from her first job in her dream career of being a photographer.

Apprenticeships going at BSL

Year 10 Gladstone State High School student Kieran Marcus with BSL general manager Joe Rea.

BSL is recruiting for its 2018 Apprenticeship Program

'Mongrel act' plummets sacked CQ workers to rock bottom

AMWU Regional Organiser Peter Lyon is outraged over Aurizon's treatment of its redundant Rockhampton workers, who were this week forced to train their replacements.

What these workers have been asked to do adds insult to injury.

David Jones set to launch upmarket convenience store chain

David Jones is planning a fancy convenience store chain. Pictured is MasterChef winner at the department store’s Market Street food hall.

Those with a bit of cash are in for a new shopping treat

Millionaire Nathan Birch to offload $55M in property

Nathan Birch wants to focus more on developing properties.

Sydney property investor has announced he is selling up

Builders relish Coast's growing construction rates

The Coast's average house price has risen from by more than $10,000 in the past three years to $507,100.

House numbers and values are rising on the Coast

REVEALED: 10 biggest employers on the Sunshine Coast

OPTIMISTIC: Registered nurse Suzanne Volejnikova-Wenger is excited about potential for medical research jobs on the Coast.

More people employed in healthcare than any other industry on Coast.

Australian businesses unprepared for technological upheaval

Business confidence is down as the mining outlook weakens.

Changes are coming and everyone needs to change

Home owners settling to make way for Mackay Ring Road

Property owners forced to sell up to make way for the Mackay Ring Road have settled with Transport and Main Roads, while others are clinging on.

10 tax tips to try before June 30

MOVE FAST: Get in now to make the most of your tax return.

Get in now to make the most of your tax return

How to claim up to $20,000 on tax

TAX TIME: Deduct more from this year's tax.

The cuts only apply to businesses with a turnover of $10 million

Correction and apology to Mechanical Engineers Australia

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The error was made in an article published in April.

Samsung Pay add 38 more banks and credit unions

Two million more Aussies can now use phones as credit cards.

Daydream Island upgrade gets an extra $15m

Lovers Cove at Daydream Island.

Island to open in mid-2018 as a four star resort

Scam targeting bank customers with fake website

Westpac online customers are being targeted in an email scam.

Westpac customers are the latest target of cybercriminals

TELSTRA DOWN? Why mobile, internet, Foxtel may be out

TELSTRA is dealing with a mass outage of its cable and Foxtel networks, prompting a wave of fury from customers.

The iPhone 8 will come with a BIG treat for Apple fans

A leaked image of the iPhone 8 has shown a fresh design.

Rumours are still swirling over new features like a 3D camera

The making of the iPhone: ‘It’s the reason I’m divorced’

The iPhone 4, now one of the older models of the game-changing smartphone.

Apple was reluctant to make the game-changing iPhone

Apple iPad Pro review: Is this a laptop replacement?

Apple's Greg Joswiak speaks about the iPad Pro during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Apple’s new iPad 10.7-inch has found the middle ground

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

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

OPINION: Pros, cons of once-sacred super fund

Can QSuper be recommended as a super fund? The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes definitely no.

Financial advisor Christoph Schnelle reviews QSuper

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

Make the most of the new, flexible super rules

Putting a long-term financial plan in place to save for your retirement and take advantage of superannuation tax concessions could be one of the most valuable financial decisions you make.

Our business columnist offers insight into major changes

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?

The Frame brings Australian art to your TV

GROWING up in Australia’s north, Sarrita King liked nothing more than a huge lightning storm to break the intensity of a humid day.

Xbox One X revs up for 4K gaming

Forza Motorsport 7 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS launches at E3.

Xbox One X will retail from November 7 in Australia for $649

Dark side of world’s best job

“I’ve had friends who have been stalked,” Kathleen tells 60 Minutes.

Being a female professional gamer has serious downsides

Wait for the iPhone 8 or go for Android?

Key iPhone 8 feature could be disastrous A leaked image of the iPhone 8 has highlighted one key feature and the fury from some customers is spilling over.

Wait for the iPhone 8 or is there a better option to buy now?