Melbourne construction company Blint Builders collapses over $1M to 50 creditors

A Melbourne builder has collapsed with about $1 million in debt outstanding to 50 creditors, according to the liquidators. The construction company called Blint Builders went into voluntary liquidation after news.com.au revealed that a number of homeowners were experiencing a “terrible” amount of stress from pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into semi-finished homes that … Read more

Paul Green dead at age 49: Australia reacts to death of NRL legend

Tributes are pouring in for NRL great Paul Green as news of his shocking death spreads across the country. The former soccer star died Thursday morning at his home in Brisbane at the age of 49, the Courier-Mail reported. According to the publication, an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The … Read more

Andrey Baturo opens restaurant Tillerman

Renowned restaurateur Andrew Baturo says there’s plenty to love about Brisbane’s future and foodies will benefit as more southern operators head north. Mr. Baturo will open his seafood-focused Tillerman restaurant in early September at a riverside location on Riparian Plaza, which has been used by Kingsley’s for nearly two decades. He said that as the … Read more

Green family allowed to stay in Australia temporarily before deportation

A family due to be deported to the UK after living in Australia for nearly a decade has been given a last minute deferment to stay in the country – but for just a few weeks. They were supposed to fly back to Britain at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, but they never boarded the plane. … Read more

Suburbs struggle most amid RBA’s rate hikes revealed

An estimated one in five mortgage holders – or 551,000 Australians – will struggle to repay their mortgage if interest rates continue to rise as expected. Comparison site Finder found that as many as 20 percent of mortgage holders run into serious mortgage problems if their mortgage interest rate rises by three percent. Home loans … Read more

Heartbroken Scottish family evicted from Australia

A Scottish family will be deported from Australia on Wednesday, despite the country having called it home for the past 10 years. The Greens moved to Australia in 2012 after 44-year-old electrician Mark Green was headhunted by a solar installation company. Along with wife Kelly, 45, and daughter Rebecca, 19, Mr Green set out to … Read more

Dave Cannon remembered as icon of Darwin hospitality

Dave Cannon, an icon of Darwin’s food and hospitality scene, is fondly remembered after his death from cancer. Mr Cannon died Tuesday afternoon in Brisbane surrounded by family. His wife Brigette shared a heartfelt post on Facebook on Wednesday, as a tribute to her “best friend”. “To anyone lucky enough to know him, he was … Read more

Rental crisis in Australia | the Mercury

Australia’s housing crises are getting worse, but it’s not just mortgage holders who feel the pressure. Here we take a look at how much rent has risen over the past three years, focusing on the most affected areas such as southwestern Victoria, the south coast of New South Wales, the west coast of Tasmania, the … Read more

Kerry Parker, 44, of Mount Isa was last heard on August 4

POLICE have found a 44-year-old woman reported missing from North Queensland. Kerry Parker was reported missing from Parkside, Mount Isa on Monday after the family raised the alarm. Kerry last contacted family on Thursday, August 4 and has not been heard from since. Both the police and the family were concerned for her well-being as … Read more

Man and woman found dead in Stretton home, south of Brisbane, police say

A man and a woman have been found dead in what police say was a “frantic attack” at a house south of Brisbane, while a man is taken to hospital. Brisbane Police Chief Inspector Andrew Massingham said officers were confronted with “large amounts of blood” on the steps of the Coolidge Street property in Stretton … Read more