State’s fears over mystery COVID variant

Dozens of returned travellers due to leave on Wednesday must stay in quarantine another five days after a new COVID variant was detected. Dozens of returned travellers have been ordered to stay in hotel quarantine in Brisbane for an additional five days after two people...

One-way traffic: China enjoys trade boom

While Australian exporters are being aggressively squeezed out of China, sales of Chinese cars are going gangbusters Down Under. We may be locked in a trade war with China, but somebody forgot to tell Australian car buyers. As China continues to talk tough in trade...

Tourism warning: 50,000 jobs will go

The Palaszczuk government has again demanded the JobKeeper wage subsidy program be extended for the tourism sector after it was revealed international travellers wouldn’t be welcomed back until at least mid-June. Health Minister Greg Hunt on Tuesday night pushed the date back by three months...

Qantas is bringing back mystery flights

Qantas will sell tickets on flights without telling passengers where they’re going in a reboot of its popular mystery flights from the 1990s. Starting at $737 for economy, the three mystery flights will depart Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for an undisclosed location about two hours...