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TWO weeks after reporting another significant loss, embattled surfwear group Billabong (ASX: BBG) has been dealt a new blow with news that lawyers are working on a class action against the company.
Listed law firm Slater & Gordon says it’s preparing the class action on behalf of “hundreds” of Australian and international investors.
The action is targeting Billabong’s profit forecast made in August 2011 for the 2012 financial year when Billabong said it would achieve strong earnings growth, says Slater & Gordon. Continue reading
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) - Australia’s largest regional convention centre and first convention centre in the world to achieve EarthCheck Gold certification is looking forward to a stupendous year as the venue prepares to celebrate 10 years of operation in June.
Following on from a successful year of industry accolades including Australia’s pinnacle major venue award (2012 Best Venue for 500 delegates or more – Meetings and Events Australia), the Centre continues to strengthen its appeal and build on its reputation as a preferred venue for business events. The GCCEC continues to attract high profile national and international events providing the region with boundless opportunities for tourism, trade and investment with an average of 160 business events generating 350,000 delegate days annually. Continue reading
Top Left: The Hon. Jann Stuckey MP. Top Right: Mayor Tom Tate. Bottom: Festival Director Louise Bezzina & Trevor Jackson, Content Director & Music Director at ABC Coast FM.
The official Launch of the Bleach* Festival Program was held in spectacular fashion at Currumbin RSL on 30 January. Bleach* is set to roll out across the Gold Coast from 7-23 March, with program highlights that celebrate the best of the Coast’s past and present.
Bleach* Festival is set to roll out across the Gold Coast from 7-23 March, with the biggest lineup of contemporary artists, musicians, performers, speakers, entertainers and surfing enthusiasts the Gold Coast has ever seen.
In true Bleach* style, the launch of the Festival Program was a fun-filled affair with entertainment by the Raw Dance Company and Slip on Stereo. ABC Coast FM’s Trevor Jackson was on hand to interview key Festival contributors about the program, with Queensland Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey MP, Mayor Tom Tate and several City of Gold Coast Councillors in attendance to support the Festival.
Posted in Art, Community, Events, Music
Tagged beaches, Bleach festival, business enhancement, community, culture, festivals, free events, GCCC, SGC Events & Festivals, Southern Gold Coast news, surfing, tourist promos
Chris Testa with Max Poznanovich and Jo Cochrane from Economic Development, City of Gold Coast
There are only a handful of complex Compounding Pharmacies in Australia – and Chris Testa’s Tugun Pharmacy is one of them. Above the retail pharmacy at the Tugun Village shops, Chris’s compounding laboratories are busy producing tailor-made medication for individual patients right across the country.
They create personalised medicine in any form (liquid, capsule, cream, etc), controlling the dosage and strength for any ailment, major or minor –particularly for infants and those sensitive to flavourings, preservatives or additives in mass-produced medicines. Continue reading
The Gold Coast Airport Marathon has confirmed its position as one of the world’s leading road races after receiving an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.
Acting Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Tracy Davis congratulated the Gold Coast Airport Marathon on being the first marathon in Australia to receive this accolade.
“Every year the sport’s world governing body, the IAAF, awards road race labels to marathons who have met strict criteria for excellence in planning, delivery and execution,” Ms Davis said.
“After achieving an IAAF Road Race Bronze Label last year, it is a tremendous achievement for our home-grown event to now be recognised as one of the best in the world. Continue reading
Employers are optimistic about job prospects, with twice as many businesses planning to hire new staff in 2014 compared to the end of this year, according to credit information agency Dun & Bradstreet (D&B).
The Business Expectations Survey has shown economic confidence, despite the International Monetary Fund’s prediction that Australia’s unemployment rate will increase to six per cent next year. Continue reading
The Jeep Magic Millions Carnival and Race makes its glamorous mark on the Gold Coast this week boosting tourism with visitors from around Australia and the world.
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Jann Stuckey said the Magic Millions Carnival and Race Day provided an outstanding combination of fashion, bloodstock sales and horse-racing to complement the Gold Coast’s fantastic weather, shopping, dining and entertainment. Continue reading
Preparations for an event encompassing the great loves and creative escapades of the late Jiggy Johnson are underway. Gettin’ Jiggy will be a celebration of the life, art and music of Jiggy Johnson and is slotted to take place at Dust Temple, Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin, on Saturday 11th January, 2014.
Jiggy Johnson was a talented artist, musician, skater and surfer who had a huge influence across these communities at his longtime home on the Gold Coast and in his native New Zealand. Continue reading
Posted in Art, Charity, Community, Music, Photography, Surfing
Tagged darren love, dean cogle, gettin jiggy, jiggy brent johnson, jiggy johnson, pledge for jiggy johnson, snakes and daggers, steve sherman, sun of man, Ted Grambeau, the core vets, The Living Room, v rays
Chinatown is forging ahead – streetscape construction commenced in November and the project’s expected completion is in mid 2014, in time for the light rail opening.
Gold Coast Chinatown is part of the broader plan to revitalise Southport as the Gold Coast CBD. Continue reading
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Coordination Commission has confirmed that the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games™ (GC2018) are on-time and on-budget following this week’s visit.
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, Jann Stuckey welcomed confirmation this morning from Coordination Commission Chairman Bruce Robertson that they were impressed with the progress made.
“The Coordination Commission brings great expertise in the delivery of this event. Their recognition of work underway and already completed means that we are set to deliver a world-class event,” Ms Stuckey said. Continue reading