CCIQ in the News - July
In the news this month CCIQ has appeared in the following:
17 July 2012 - The Fifth Estate, "New carbon course for business"
Queensland-based Environment Australia has launched the first nationally accredited course to improve the environmental performance of small and medium businesses to coincide with the introduction of the carbon tax. Read more
17 July 2012 - Courier Mail Business, "Charged with cutting red tape, now his job is cut"
THE Newman Government has claimed another scalp, putting Labor's red-tape champion, Business Commissioner Blair Davies, out of a job after 258 days. Read more
18 July 2012 - Goldcoast.com.au, "Jobs vanish as Coast businesses close up"
A GROWING number of small businesses in the northern corridor are hanging on by a thread as they battle to avoid following a downward statewide trend identified by the Chamber of Commerce and Industries Queensland. Read more
18 July 2012 - Courier Mail, 'Star' bullies protected for pulling in big bucks, Inquiry into Workplace Bullying told"
BUSINESSES are willing to put up with bullying executives because the money they bring in is often far greater than any penalty the courts would impose, a senior lawyer has told a parliamentary inquiry. Read more
18 July 2012 - Adelaide Now, "Qld employers oppose federal bullying laws"
FEDERAL anti-bullying laws would only burden employers with another layer of red tape, Queensland employers say. Read more
19 July 2012 - Townsville Bulletin, "Businesses struggle in face of rising costs"
OVER-regulation and increases in costs from reforms such as the carbon tax are strangling business, peak representative group the Chamber of Commerce and Industry said yesterday. Read more
19 July 2012 - ABC Tropical North, "Traders face increased costs challenge"
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland says the introduction of new taxes at the start of the month has made it harder for businesses to remain profitable. Read more
19 July 2012 - Goldcoast.com.au, "City's arts sector soars"
THE latest business figures support the push for a Gold Coast cultural precinct, with the biggest growth in the past two years being in the city's arts and recreation sector. Read more
20 July 2012 - The Morning Bulletin, "Radiology facility is flourishing"
A MILLION-dollar expansion shows Rockhampton Regional Radiology is one of many local health-care services flourishing in the booming industry. Read more
20 July 2012 - Brisbane Business News, "Passing on Carbon Tax is spirit of the law"
PASS it on. That’s the simple advice to small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in a special Carbon Tax edition of Brisbane Business News. Read more
20 July 2012 - Cairns.com.au, "Rising costs lead to business closures across Far North"
ALMOST 200 Far Northern businesses have closed down since the global financial crisis began and industry leaders fear increased costs will force more to fold. Read more
23 July 2012 - ABC News, "Historic drop reported in Queensland business"
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the number of businesses in the state is dropping for the first time since records began. Read More
23 July 2012 - Fraser Coast Chronicle, "Report highlights business struggles"
THE struggles of Fraser Coast businesses have been highlighted as the state's worst, according to Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland analysis. Read more
25 July 2012 - The Sydney Morning Herald, "Disability boost will have to wait: Newman"
Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has vowed to look at chipping in more funds towards a national disability support scheme – but this extra help could be at least two years away. Read more
25 July 2012 - The Canberra Times, "Business unfazed by unexpected Spanish comparison: Chamber"
Queensland's business community will not feel nervous about Premier Campbell Newman invoking Spain's economic woes while talking about Queensland's budget, according to the state's chamber of commerce. Read more