How it took 2000 applications to get a job on Sunshine Coast

THIS is the harsh reality of the job search on the Sunshine Coast.

Ocean views up for sale at Bargara Rise

LAND RELEASE: Rob Sergiacomi on site at the Bargara Rise development off Watsons Road Bargara.

More ocean-view land comes on the market at Bargara

How broadband cable to Coast is good for Australia

Cable direct to Coast would help to address a major national risk

VIDEO: Battle of the Silkstone bakeries heats up

BAKE OFF: Johnny and Julie Nguyen and Tuyet Huynh from the Hot Bread Bin are holding their ground despite strong competition.

National franchises and traditional family favourites go toe-to-toe

Don't risk a fine doing it yourself

READY TO HELP: Ben Ellingsen says bring all your information in and let your accountant decide what deductions you can make.

Gympie accountant says doing tax yourself could be risky

Why getting fired was the best thing for this photographer

Photographer Nicola Brander.

From $20 an hour to employing her own staff.

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

Donagh's personal service difference

TAX TIME: Donagh Chisholm from Chisholm Accounting says her customers are more than just numbers.

Gympie tax agent says customers are not just numbers to her

Charter Partners have you covered at tax time

Inga Jarick and her highly qualified staff specialise in tax and self-managed super funds but the services they offer include so much more.

Spread money to manage the risks

Figures from Morningstar show that over the current financial year to the end of May, Australian shares dished up total returns - capital growth plus dividends - of 13.89%.

The past 12 months have been pretty good for investors

Govt gives some workers 50% bonus

Putting aside that little extra for superannuation could open all sorts of possibilities in retirement. Fancy a cruise, anyone?

Program boosts super for those who can make an extra contribution

Adani launches 'mega-mine' jobs portal

GET READY: The new Adani jobs portal will help people find jobs in the mining industry (file photo).

Job seekers can register online to be notified of job vacancies.

Home owners settling to make way for Mackay Ring Road

The Clarkson family's home was moved just down the road from their former land at Stotts Road, Te Kowai, which was resumed by TMR.

But some are still clinging on, fighting for a better deal

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

Why have wages grown so slowly?

The amount of spare capacity in the labour market has kept wages down in Australia in recent years.

There has been enough spare capacity to help limit wage increases

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

Samsung Pay add 38 more banks and credit unions

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

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

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

Company tax cuts just one aspect

Government senators seem happy with themselves during a debate on the Company Tax Bill on March 31.

Are the benefits worth it in the long term?

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

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

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