Yearly Archives: 2013

Queensland’s Largest Fireworks Display to Bring in 2014

South Bank will stage Queensland’s largest ever New Year’s Eve fireworks display to herald in 2014. This year the Brisbane River will light up with over five tonnes of fireworks and 30,000 pyrotechnic effects fired from three barges and three … Continue reading

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G20 Offers a Wealth of Opportunities

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk this week unveiled a program of activities to ensure the people and businesses of Brisbane reap the benefits from the global spotlight of the 2014 G20 Leaders Summit. The G20 Brisbane Opportunities Program is an ambitious … Continue reading

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Crowds Flock to Brisbane Topshop Opening

Brisbane’s reputation as a shopping hub has been further enhanced by last week’s opening here of famed London high-street fashion chain Topshop. The new Brisbane store is the largest Topshop and Topman in Australia to date, spread across three levels … Continue reading

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Google Transit Launches in SEQ

Almost 1500 TransLink train, bus and ferry services can be accessed via Google, with south east Queensland’s entire public transport network now available through Google Transit. Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said Google Transit provided another avenue for … Continue reading

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Tigerair Expansion to Boost Queensland Jobs

Brisbane will be home to the third Australian base for budget airline Tigerair Australia from 2014, in a significant boost to the Queensland economy and tourism sector. Treasurer Tim Nicholls and Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey made the announcement this morning … Continue reading

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Library Outstanding Fees Amnesty 2013

Brisbane City Council’s 33 libraries are getting into the spirit of Christmas by offering to waive outstanding library fees during December. Customers who present their overdue books at a library during December will have their overdue fines, processing and holds … Continue reading

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Bringing Cheer on the Santa Express

Queensland Rail is spreading Christmas cheer to customers with a very special visit from Santa on board the Santa Express train and at stations throughout December. Executive General Manager Customer Service Martin Ryan said children are invited to hop on … Continue reading

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Convention Bid Wins Showcase Brisbane’s Capabilities & Key Industry Strengths

Brisbane’s world class conference facilities and strengths in key industry sectors have helped the city attract a string of prestigious conventions to the city. Brisbane Marketing Convention Bureau Director Annabel Sullivan said the city had secured conferences worth $50 million … Continue reading

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Customers Drive Innovation in Brisbane Businesses

Radars to test mine shaft integrity and polypipe products to create special effects at SeaWorld are examples of recent Brisbane business innovations according to the 2013 Brisbane Innovation Scorecard. The scorecard revealed almost 40 percent of 330 randomly-selected Brisbane businesses … Continue reading

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‘Friday Freebie’ Promotion a Hit With International Students

A new Brisbane Marketing campaign which partners with local businesses to offer a ‘Friday Freebie’ to international students has hit its mark, attracting nearly 85,000 Facebook views within a couple of days. Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the next Friday … Continue reading

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