While business confidence in Queensland is slowly returning, low consumer sentiment is proving to be the most important factor influencing business profitability and growth prospects for Queensland, according to the latest Commonwealth Bank CCIQ Pulse Survey of Business Conditions. Read more.
The national Model Occupational Health and Safety Act doesn’t come into affect until 2012 – which means the existing legislation still stands. Read more.
In 2008, Workplace Relations Ministers from across Australia agreed to nationally harmonise occupational health and safety (OHS) laws. Workplace Health & Safety Queensland have just released an update on the harmonisation, outlining actions for the year ahead. Read more.
*Introduction of ANZSCO - a new occupation classification standard *From 1 July 2010, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship is switching from the Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) system to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) system. While the same occupations remain eligible for the Subclass 457 program, they will be described differently and be assigned new codes. Read more.
CCIQ Law together with ACCI came up against the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) who recently prepared a test case to obtain compensation for workers who they claim may lose out on overtime pay under the Modern Awards system Read more.
The State Government must use the State Budget as a pivotal mechanism for rebuilding Queensland and its businesses, Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today in its Budget submission. Read more.