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    IS THIS what the future of travel will look like? This fantastical rendering was conceived by famed Bangkok-based architect Bill Bensley, affectionately known as the ‘Willy Wonka’ of hotel design. Report from Asia correspondent, Ellen Boonstra. 

  • Sunshine Coast mates start a new cycle of innovation

    REDaffect cycling products were born less than a year ago on the Sunshine Coast and three innovators -- Philip Jensen, Peter Scragg and Cuen Bibb -- are enjoying the fruits on their own social rides, plus building a solid local following from enthusiasts. 

  • Journalist draws a whole new creative career in wall art

    FOR EDWINA CAMERON, a 20-year career in communications provided perfect training for a mid-career pivot into the online retail world, launching her business, I Heart Wall Art.

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THE Australian Labor Party's (ALP) current policy to abolish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) could result in a $47.5 billion hit to the economy, according to economic modelling by EY. 

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