- Boland back for Brisbane
- Stolen passports
- Michael Jackson's lovechild?
- Brisbane markets lend a hand
- LIVE NRL returns to 4BC
- Siege: Police injured
- Cate Blanchett wins
- Qantas plane collision
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- Margaret on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Yes Yes Thank you.Will be Magic To be able to hear The N R L call HERE ON 4 BC, again. This Radio station has won me Over ... more
- David T. on "Oh, Where's the feeling?" James, I am not attempting to advise, simply to inform. The order of events you are suggesting is "out of whack". The ... more
- marty on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Great to see the call team back, sack the idiot who took it off, l stopped listening on the weekend, now l'm back , ... more
- James W on "Oh, Where's the feeling?" David T, Toyota were quite prepared to pull the pin, ,and they have, so why would they yield to blackmailing attempts? Ian ... more
- Vicki Franklin on Brisbane markets lend a hand Thank you for the team from Brisbane Markets, Lindsay Transport and all associated wholesalers,growers and drivers who ... more
- Peter on Calls for Island bridge I feel the non resident rate payers are already paying for the bridge when my rates are 50% more with no services than my ... more
- Kim on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Shame that Fatty & John Gibbs aren't on anymore. At least they talked football & not the garbage the Continuous Call Team ... more
- David T. on "Oh, Where's the feeling?" James, are you familiar with the concept of Union blackmail? That is the reason Toyota initially agreed to the exhorbitant ... more
- Wazza on NRL Broadcast Petition Thank God sense has prevailed and the continuous call team is back on 4BC for 2014 at least. Whomever made the decision to ... more
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- Graeme on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Good move. Hopefully the person who made the decision to drop the coverage last year has been sacked.G4F6W7 more
- Anthony on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Good one 4BC. Saves me having to stream it this year. A good management decision. Congrats more
- bil gilmourl on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Goodon you 4bc. Almost gave 4bc away and was listening to 2gb on internet radio. Great call with ray hadley and the gang, ... more
- joseph on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Thanks 4BC - a great decision - I'll be listening to 4BC all weekend from now on! more
- marion j heiman on David Hobson: Bang Bang can some one tell me the name of Mr. Hobson's newest album...something about a red rose? is it available in the U.S.? He is ... more
- William Sheehan on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Very please to hear that the Continuous Call Team have returned to the Big BC, I can now leave the computer on weekends more
- James Styles on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC Having Distant Relatives Living in Queensland means that i have 4BC to Thank for Returning Rugby League to the Airwaves. more
- lee on Schapelle Corby, released weather evidence was produced or withheld,she was found guilty by indonesian law.she paid the price and now is free,on ... more
- harry on LIVE NRL returns to 4BC thank you 4bc for the return of the big man show.now,it"s up to the broncs,titans and cowboys to deliver the goods for us ... more
- James W on Qantas plane collision Guess who's at the top of the company's hit list? more
Boral cuts 700 jobs
4BC News: Shares in building products maker Boral have hit an 18-month high after the company announced 700 job cuts as part of a company-wide restructure.
Boral will make 700 redundancies from all levels of its business - from executive level down to its manufacturing businesses - a move it expects to save $90 million a year.
Chief executive Mike Kane said on Wednesday it was time "to make some tough decisions" to increase the company's competitiveness in challenging times.
"This is a great company, with a great history and great potential," he said in a statement.
"However, over time, it has become burdened with excessive overhead costs.
"While this may be less obvious during the good times, it becomes critically exposed when times are tough."
Boral shares were up 22 cents, or 5.05 per cent, at $4.58 at 1013 AEDT, their highest level since June 2011.
The Australian job cuts equate to just over eight per cent of Boral's local workforce.
Of the 700 redundancies, 200 have already occurred, and the remainder are expected to be completed by March.
Other recently announced moves to outsource production take Boral's total job cuts in the 2012/13 financial year to 1,000.
Boral says it expects redundancies to cost it $60 million in the 2012/13 financial year.
The company makes building products for homes such as bricks, roof tiles and doors, as well as materials for larger construction projects, such as concrete and stone.
It has been under financial pressure due to a prolonged slump in housing construction and delays to major construction projects.
Boral's earnings in its Australian operations in the 2011/12 financial year were down 29 per cent from the previous year.
The restructure comes after Mr Kane's 100-day review of Boral, which he began soon after his appointment in September 2012.
It also includes the removal of several senior executives, including the managing director of its cement business Mike Beardsell and building products managing director Bryan Tisher.
Mick and Jackie, remember Bob Lords look on life is that he could not really care about the rights and wrongs of it all.CRY FREEDOM Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 9:43 PM
Wow, a cynic may think that it's a 'pearler' of a way to advance the share price.roger Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 8:24 PM
The jobs are falling off 700 here a thousand there on and on it goes. You are correct Jackie these other two whackos have to try and defenend the lies and deception they will say anything.mick Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 4:58 PM
Oh James W
Another one that always "knows" someone.Bob Lord Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 3:32 PM
That's what you think, they will be queing to get what they can while they can..I have an insider that knows a lot more than you do so seen it first hand james/bobJackie Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 2:09 PM
Jackie, these people are being paid to leave. No unemployment benefits for them.James W Wednesday 16 January, 2013 - 1:20 PM