What to do when machines do everything : how to get ahead in a world of AI, algorithms, bots, and big data (book)

Authors: Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig and Ben Pring This is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies … Read more

Chinese tech startups aren’t just imitating anymore — and investors are starting to pay attention

The first wave of China-based internet startups adapted Western business models, sprinkled them with some extra touches, and leveraged the world’s largest base of online consumers to build huge businesses. Baidu, Tencent and Alibaba have become huge companies, dominating China’s market for internet search, social networking and e-commerce. The most recent wave of fast-growing Chinese … Read more

Thomas ANDREWS #2124

Thomas Leslie Andrews

Indigenous Australian, Private Thomas ANDREWS, 52nd & 49th Infantry Battalions. Thomas Leslie ANDREWS was born in Termeil, New South Wales, the son of James and Rachel Andrews (nee Claydon) from Cooran. Thomas Andrews worked as a bullock-driver in the Sunshine Coast hinterland before enlisting in Brisbane 26 March 1916, age 23. Andrews trained at Rifle … Read more

Diners threaten Gold Coast cafe with bad reviews if they don’t get refunds, as small businesses urged not to give into customer blackmail

Small business owners are urged to be proactive about generating the best online reputation they can, amid reports that a Gold Coast cafe was ‘blackmailed’ by patrons who threatened they would post bad reviews about the business on TripAdvisor and Zomato if they didn’t receive cash refunds for meals they had paid for. The Gold … Read more

Robert ANDERSON #Q22911


Indigenous Australian, Private Robert ANDERSON, Depot Battalion. Robert ANDERSON was born in Rockhampton in 1892 and had been working as a Blacksmith and Horse breaker when he volunteered to serve in the first AIF in February 1918; at the time he was residing with his wife May Ellen (nee Baul) and daughter Marjory Agnes at Cooroy, Qld. … Read more


There’s a misconception among business owners that customers consider price to be the key factor when selecting a business online. Yet, our research is conclusive – fewer than 1 in 5 customers will choose the lowest priced quote when selecting a business. Today, more businesses than ever attract new customers through digital means – a … Read more

‘Very big thought bubble’ on lotteries risks $1.6b in funding

A proposed $50 million national sports lottery to bankroll Australian athletes has been rebuked by newsagents as a “very big thought bubble” that could erode funding to hospitals, schools and charities. Federal Sports Minister Greg Hunt has started discussions on the proposed lottery, similar to a model used in the United Kingdom, which could help fund elite and grassroots … Read more

Reading Tips for Story Time

Piranhas don't eat bananas book cover

Local newspapers across Queensland will be participating in the Great Australian Storybook collection and 15 different children’s books are available. This is a great opportunity to promote shared reading with families. The First 5 Forever website and Facebook page provides tips and ideas for how families can share these books with children aged 0-5. These are … Read more