Submissions

We’re a powerful, persuasive and persistent voice in the ears of state and federal lawmakers.

Wherever we can press the case of Queensland business – to get your voice acknowledged and actioned – we are there.

Download the reports to read more about the submissions we’ve made to government at all levels.

November 2017

17 November - CCIQ Submission to the ACCC in response to the ACCC Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry – Preliminary Report.

CCIQ provides further commentary and policy solutions to the ACCC on how best to reduce prices for Queensland small businesses as the ACCC continues its inquiry into Electricity pricing in Australia. (Download PDF 448KB)

September 2017

27 September – Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendments Bill 2017 Submission

After appearing before the Finance and Administration Committee, CCIQ provides response to a question on notice. The Bill will cost the economy over $1 billion in lost productivity (Download 378KB)

18 September - Letter to Queensland Legislative Assembly regarding the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

CCIQ and other peak industry bodies come together to oppose the Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. Safety is too important to get wrong, and this Bill is wrong. The introduction of discrete offence Industrial Manslaughter is unnecessary, ineffective and will infringe on fundamental legal rights. CCIQ wrote to all members of the legislative assembly to express our concerns(Download PDF 570KB).

14 September – Work Health and Safety and Other Legislation Amendments Bill 2017 Submission

CCIQ opposes this Bill on the grounds of the increased red tape, the premature nature of the Bill and the unnecessary introduction of Industrial Manslaughter (Download 484KB)

6 September – Modernising Business Register Submission

By modernising business registers, red tape will be reduced. CCIQ supports any measures targeted at easing the red tape burden faced by the Queensland business community(Download PDF 261KB)

6 September – Manufacturing Draft report Submission

CCIQ provides further comment on the Queensland Productivity Commission report about the future of Manufacturing (Download PDF 444KB)

August 2017

30 August  – Collection Models for GST on Low Value Imported Goods Submission

CCIQ supports the legislation introduced to impose GST on low value imported goods removing an unfair competitive advantage enjoyed by overseas retailers and will help assist local retail businesses (Download PDF 225KB)

29 August - Independent Review into Regional, Rural and Remote Education Submission

CCIQ has long called for strategies targeted at the unique needs of regional Queensland with a focus on providing students with the knowledge and skills to contribute to the growth of their local economy(Download PDF 312KB)

July 2017

31 July Transition from School to Work Submission

CCIQ provides comment to the Federal Department of Education highlighting the importance Industry has in facilitating a successful transition from school to work (Download PDF 318KB)

31 July Transitioning Regional Economies Submission

CCIQ recognizes the changing economies following the decline of the mining boom and provide recommendations to the productivity commission on how regions are best able to cope and remain viable (Download PDF 838KB).

7 July ACCC Inquiry into Retail Electricity Supply

 CCIQ provides insight to the ACCC regarding the Queensland retail market advocating for greater transparency in the future(Download PDF 286KB).

5 July Electricity and Other Legislation (Batteries and Premium Feed-in Tariff) Amendment Bill 2017 Submission

Government should abolish the solar bonus scheme due to the inequitable nature of the subsidy. CCIQ welcomes the power of choice for embedded network customers(Download PDF 247KB).

6 July Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 submission

CCIQ is of the view that the Bill provides limited access to raise complaints regarding unfair procurement processes(Download PDF 311KB).

3 July Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 submission

Queensland business community is strongly committed to balancing environmental sustainability with economic prosperity and recognise their vital role in minimising the impact of their activities on the environment(Download 229KB).

June 2017

30 June Horizontal Fiscal Equalisation review by the Productivity Commission (Download PDF 281KB).

19 June Submission on Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017

CCIQ does not believe the licensing scheme, outlined in the Labour Hire Licensing Bill 2017, will achieve its purpose due to its poor drafting and unworkable provisions. CCIQ urges the government to not proceed with the duplication of legislation and increasing red tape on small businesses. (Download 417KB)

May 2017

5 May submission  in response to the Review of climate change policies Discussion Paper

CCIQ supports ACCI position regarding climate change policies moving forward and encourage the Federal government to engage with Regional areas and Small Businesses to develop proactive policies (Download 430KB).

5 May submission on Best Practice Review of Work, Health and Safety Queensland

CCIQ is disappointed with the informal review process and consultation for such an important issue. CCIQ opposes any initiatives which increase red tape and burden on small businesses and encourage the State Government to allow the current processes and procedures to be tried and tested before change be instigated (Download PDF 452KB).

April 2017

28 April Submission to Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy House of Representatives

CCIQ urge government to consider affordability as the top priority for modernizing the electricity grid and to ensure small businesses are not left holding the bill for future costs(Download PDF 787KB).

10 April Submission to the Department of Education and Training

CCIQ recognises the importance of the VET sector in preparing workers with workplace-specific skills for a wide range of careers and industries including trade, office work, retail, hospitality and technology(Download PDF 453MB).

3 April Submission to Queensland Competition Authority on Regulate Electricity Prices Draft Determinations 2017-18

CCIQ advocate for reduced electricity fees to give relief to small businesses after another projected price rise(Download PDF 768KB).

March 2017

29 March Submission to the Fair Work Commission

CCIQ recommend modest wage increase in light of the soft economy, rise in unemployment and increasing financial pressure on small businesses(Download PDF 1.1MB).

24 March Submission on the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017

CCIQ are pleased by certain positive aspects of the reform, however CCIQ remains concerned about the impact of the majors’ market dominance over small businesses and feels more reforms can be put in place to support independent businesses(Download PDF 289KB).

24 March Submission to the Fair Work Commission

CCIQ believes the decision by the Fair Work Commission to reduce Sunday penalty rates should commence without delay (1 July 2017), with the transitional arrangements to phase in the more substantive reductions of 50% over a 16-month period(Download PDF 3MB).

9 Mar Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee

CCIQ strongly supports a move to decentralise government jobs into the regions and believes Queensland can deliver unparalleled support, opportunities and enrichment to these agricultural-based entities.(Download PDF 3MB)

Submission to Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning on Shaping SEQ: Draft South East Queensland Regional Plan

Businesses within SEQ, as well as those located throughout the State, understand the importance of managing and capitalising on growth in SEQ to encourage job creation and take advantage of all opportunities it presents in strengthening the Queensland economy. (Download PDF 402KB)

February 2017

CCIQ Submission - Issues Paper: Payment Times and Practices

Queensland’s small business community has welcomed the inquiry which recognises that small business suppliers are being detrimentally impacted by the culture of late payments.(Download PDF)

22 Feb - CCIQ Submission - Positive Futures: Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Queensland

Government must begin looking at how to attract new students into the programs as well as make it easier for small businesses to employ new apprentices and trainees.(Download 586KB)

CCIQ Submission - Liquor and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

CCIQ supports the move by Government to address and appropriately respond to the findings of the Tackling Alcohol-Fueled Violence interim evaluation report to repeal the lock out laws. However, CCIQ holds concern over future changes to the boundaries of the Safe Night Precincts and how it may affect businesses. (Download Submission)

Submission to the Productivity Commission on the Transitioning Regional Economies initial report.

CCIQ urging the Federal Government to turn focus towards Queensland’s regional towns still facing significant challenges in transitioning to a more sustainable economic base(Download  268MB).

December 2016

Submission to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on the Queensland Climate Adaptation Directions Statement. The Queensland business community is strongly committed to balancing environmental sustainability with economic prosperity, and recognise their vital role in minimising the impact of their activities on the environment(Download 318KB).

November 2016

16 Nov - CCIQ urges the Australian Consumer Laws (ACL) to increasingly extend its protections to business-to-business dealings (Download 277KB).

Submission by MGA Independent Retailers and The Chamber of Commerce  & Industry Queensland on Queensland Trading Hours Review (Download 1.87MB)

October 2016

21 Oct - Submission to Department of Industry, Innovation and Science - R&D Tax Incentive - Considerable growth on the cash refund payable to start-ups and SMEs could in fact be viewed as a success of the program and an effective incentive strategy for R&D, rather than as threat to the program (Download PDF359KB)

September 2016

30 Sept -Submission to the Finance and Administration Committee on the Industrial Relations Bill 2016 (Download 492KB)

19 Sept - The Government’s Enterprise Tax Plan represents an investment in Australia’s future prosperity and high standard of living, and is set to provide an annual growth dividend that will boost Australian small and medium business (SME) confidence, investments and jobs.(Download 317KB)

6 Sept - QTIC and CCIQ strongly urge the Federal Government not to impose unfair income tax rates on WHV holders’ earnings, and by doing so damage Australia’s hard-earned ability to remain competitive in this important tourism market (Download 971KB).

August 2016

18 Aug - Ministerial Call In: West Village — West End and South Brisbane(Download 616KB)

July 2016

Submission to Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training

Queensland needs a robust VET sector capable of delivering quality outcomes that meet the skills needs of industry, and boost workforce participation and social engagement(Download 336KB).

14 July - CCIQ submission to the Education, Tourism, Innovation and Small Business Committee on the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation (National Injury Insurance Scheme) Amendment Bill 2016(Download 3MB).

Submission to Australian Government - Department of Education and Training.

Improving the university system and increasing the number of tertiary educated employees is particularly important for Queensland. Aside from Tasmania, Queensland has the lowest proportion of 15-75 year olds with bachelor degrees or above. (Download 661KB)

June 2016

CCIQ is committed to achieving national consistency and quality in the VET system through improved funding models, policy, research and data, starting with the redesign of VET FEE-HELP (Download 599KB)

May 2016

17 May - Response to the Queensland Government’s Advancing Small Business Queensland Discussion Paper (Download 350KB)

April 2016

20 April - Submission to the Queensland Competition Authority on the Draft Determination for retail electricity prices for regional Queensland for 2016-17 (Download PDF 482KB)

7 April - Submission on Inquiry into the practices of the Labour Hire Industry in Queensland (Download PDF 809KB)

5 April - Submission to the Fair Work Commission - Annual Wage Review 2015-16 (Download PDF 828KB)

March 2016

31 March - Letter to Agriculture and Environment Committee on the Environmental Protection (Chain of Responsibility) Amendment Bill 2016 (Download PDF 1MB).

CCIQ wrote to the committee to express its concern with the Bill on a number of issues including:

  • Lack of consultation;
  • Definition of ‘related persons’;
  • Unfair treatment of unrelated landowners;
  • Relevant connections test; and
  • Retrospective application.

22 March - Submission - Advanced Manufacturing - 10 Year Road Map Discussion Paper - Department of State Development (Download PDF 1.08MB)

16 March - Submission to Department of Immigration and Border Protection on The Entrepreneur Visa (Download 510KB)

CCIQ supports the introduction of the Entrepreneur Visa which will make it easier for people abroad to establish businesses in Australia, bringing in tax benefits, employment opportunities, a greater productive capacity, new innovative products and services, as well as a skills deepening in our workforce.

14 March - Submission to Department of Education and Training on Quality of assessment in vocational and education and training (Download 444 KB)

Industry relies heavily on the vocational education and training (VET) system to provide a skilled, job-ready workforce. Scrutiny has been placed on the assessment of the VET system but industry believes greater engagement with businesses is key.

11 March - Submission to QPC Draft report on electricity pricing in Queensland (Download 531KB)

Final Joint Submission  to QPC Draft report on electricity pricing (Download 2MB)

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has urged the Queensland Productivity Commission (QPC) to address network pricing to lower small business energy bills. CCIQ has also joined together with the Queensland Council of Social Service (QCOSS) and other consumer representative organisations in providing a joint submission on the draft QPC report on electricity pricing. The joint submission addressed issues affecting productivity in the energy supply chain including networks; generation; and retail. CCIQ separately submitted to the QPC addressing issues including network prices; ownership of the network assets; deregulation of the retail market; electricity retail competition in regional Queensland; and the solar bonus scheme costs.

4 March - Submission to Department of Immigration and Border Protection regarding Evidence-based Review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) (Download 527KB)

The 457 Income Threshold had risen at a much faster pace than average wage rates over the past few years meaning businesses had found it difficult to access migrants to fill their vacancies where a clear skills shortage existed.

February 2016

29 February - Joint submission to Finance and Administration Committee on North Stradbroke Isand Protection and Sustainability(Renewal of mining leases) Amendment Bill 2015 and North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Other Acts Amendment Bill 2015 (Download  625KB)

The Straddie Chamber of Commerce and CCIQ support the primary objective of the Private Members Bill to extend the cessation date to 2024 and allow for rehabilitation of land in the region until the end of 2029. This objective rejects the State Government proposal to end sand mining activities in the North Stradbroke Island Region by 2019.

24 February - Submission to Treasury regarding the Tax Incentives for Early Stage Investors Policy Discussion Paper (Download 490KB)

Small businesses and start-ups will benefit from the proposed concessional tax treatment for investors. Businesses must be Australian innovation companies who are having difficulty accessing equity finance to assist with commercialisation.

19 February - Submission to the Office of Industrial Relations on Queensland Workers' Compensation Certificate of Capacity (PDF 395KB)

9 February - QTIC & CCIQ joint submission to the Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources Committee on the Queen's Wharf Brisbane Bill 2015 (PDF 522KB)

12 February - Misuse of Market Power Submission to Australian Government (Download 358MB)

8 February - Federal Budget Submission(Download 1.3MB)

4 February- Submission to the Review of the Queensland Parliamentary Committee System(Download PDF 239KB)

January 2016

Submission to the Queensland Government’s 2016-17 State Budget (Download PDF 702KB)

28 January - Draft North Stradbroke Island Economic Transition Strategy (PDF 362KB)

16 January - Submission on the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-source Funding) Bill 2015 (Download PDF 514KB)

16 January - Letter to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee regarding the Tackling Alcohol-fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.(Download PDF 2MB)

December 2015

10 December - Submission to Productivity Commission Draft Report - Migrant Intake into Australia (Download PDF 357KB)

November 2015

23 November - Submission To The Queensland Productivity Commission Issues Paper On Solar Feed In Pricing In Queensland(Download PDF 647KB)

17 November - Submission To The Queensland Productivity Commission Issues Paper On Electricity Pricing In Queensland (Download PDF 891KB)

11 November - Submission made on the “Planning the 2016-17 Migration Programme” (Download PDF 987KB)

9 November - CCIQ Submission to the Fair Work Commission’s 4 yearly review of modern awards - Penalty rates for the retail sector (Download PDF 2MB)

October 2015

29 October - Submission made on the draft State Infrastructure Plan (Download PDF 410KB)

21 October -  Submission - Industrial Relations Reference Group. Industrial Relations Act 1999 (Qld) (Download PDF 1012kb)

20 October - The Introduction Of Four Year Terms In Queensland Parliament (Download PDF 709KB)

20 October - Submission The Draft Planning Bill 2015 (Download PDF 616KB).

13 October - Submission to the Education, Tourism and Small Business Committee’s Inquiry into the Jobs Queensland Bill 2015 (Download PDF 661KB)

6 October - Submission to the Finance and Administration Committee’s Inquiry into the Queensland Productivity Commission Bill 2015 (Download PDF 2.2MB)

September 2015

24 September - Submission to the Finance and Administration Committee's Inquiry into the introduction of four year terms for the Queensland Parliament; the Constitution (Fixed Term Parliament) Amendment Bill 2015; and the Constitution (Fixed Term Parliament) Referendum Bill 2015 (PDF 1.8MB)

21 September - Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry draft report into workplace relations reform (Download PDF 1MB)

15 September - Submission to the Inquiry into the Report on the Strategic Review of the Functions of the Integrity Commissioner (Download PDF 345KB)

21 September - CCIQ and QTIC submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into the Workplace Relations Framework Draft Report (Download PDF 1340KB) 

August 2015

10 August - CCIQ submission. Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Download PDF 980KB)

July 2015

8 July - CCIQ submission to the Finance and Administration Committee on the Holidays and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015.  (Download PDF 855KB)

3 July - Submission to the Australian Energy Regulator On The Preliminary Determinations for Ergon Energy and Energex Revenue Determination.
(Download PDF 865 KB)

6 July - CCIQ correspondence to the Fair Work Commission the 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards (Download PDF 444KB)

3 July - CCIQ response to Productivity Commission Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure Draft Report (Download PDF 1.46 MB)

June 2015

June - State Budget Submission (Download 654KB)

26 June - 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards - Penalty Rates (Download PDF 1.6 MB)

19 June - Correspondence to Queensland and Independent Senators regarding the Comcare Scheme on behalf of CCIQ, the Australian Lawyers’ Alliance, and the Queensland Council of Unions  (Download PDF 361KB)

9 June - Feedback on the Work Health and Safety and other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (Download PDF 773 KB)

CCIQ Response to Tax Reform Discussion Paper

1 June - CCIQ Submission Re:think Tax Discussion Paper. (Download PDF 755KB)

May 2015

18 May - Submission to The Research Director Finance and Administration Committee on the Industrial Relations (Restoring Fairness) and Other Legislastion Amendment Bill 2015 (PDF 820KB).

April 2015

23 April - Submission to Finance and Administration Committee - Payroll Tax Rebate, Revenue and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (731KB)

March 2015

27 March - Submission - 2014-15 Annual Wage Review(640KB)

13 March - Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Workplace Relations 

February 2015

20 Feb - Submission on the PC Inquiry into Business Set-up, Transfer and Closure in Australia(PDF 396KB)

January 2015

30 Jan - CCIQ Submission - Letter to the Australian Energy Regulator on Energex's Regulatory Proposal for the 2015-2020 Revenue Determination (PDF 748KB)

30 Jan - CCIQ Submission - Letter to the Australian Energy Regulator on Ergon's Regulatory Proposal for the 201502020 Revenue Determination (PDF 834KB)

30 Jan - CCIQ Submission - Letter to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on Skilled Visa Review and Deregulation Taskforce (744KB)

December 2014

12 Dec - CCIQ Submission - Agriculture Competitiveness Green Paper (815KB)

November 2014

25 Nov - CCIQ Correspondence to the Queensland Labor Party Opposition Leader (PDF 1.45 MB)  and State Secretary (PDF 1.43 MB) in response to the Queensland Labor Policy Platform

17 Nov - CCIQ Submission - Harper Panel Report (PDF1.6MB)

18 Nov - CCIQ Submission - Queensland Competition Authority on Draft Catalogue of Assistance Measures and Interim Report (PDF 658KB)

October 2014

17 Oct - CCIQ Submission - Department of Immigration and Border Protection Discussion Paper (PDF 861KB) - Reviewing the Skilled Migration and 400 Series Visa Programs

September 2014

30 Sept - CCIQ Submission - Letter to Queensland Accord project team (PDF 650KB)

30 Sept - CCIQ Submission - Workplace Gender Equality Reporting (PDF524KB)

22 Sept - CCIQ Submission - Letter to Office of Deregulation (PDF417KB) Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

15 Sept - CCIQ Submission - Strong Choices Investment Program (917KB)

8 Sept - CCIQ’s submission to the Productivity Commission’s Childcare and Early Childhood Learning Draft Inquiry Report (.PDF 735KB)

3 Sept - CCIQ letter to all Queensland Senators in support of the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014 (.PDF 371KB)

August 2014

28 August - CCIQ response to the Financial System Inquiry Interim Report (812 KB) on improving access to finance for small business.

1 August - CCIQ submission (1.65MB) on the Issues Paper and Consultation Regulation Impact Statement for improving the model Work Health and Safety laws

July 2014

30 July - CCIQ letter to Director-General (664KB .pdf) Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection regarding support for the proposed Environmental Protection and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

25 July - CCIQ submission on the Statutory Review(561KB .pdf) of the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (the Act)

11 July - CCIQ Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Relative Costs of Doing Business in Australia: Retail Trade(2MB)

11 July CCIQ Letter(618KB) regarding CCIQ Submission to the Productivity Commission’s Relative Costs of Doing Business in Australia: Retail Trade

June 2014

26 June - CCIQ letter to all Queensland Senators on repealing the Carbon Tax (529KB)

19 June - CCIQ Submission to the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme (907MB)

10 June - CCIQ Submission (1.7MB) to the Harper Review Panel as part of the National Competition Policy Review

May 2014

30 May - CCIQ Submission (920KB) to the Queensland Competition Authority Inquiry on Industry Assistance

26 May - CCIQ Submission (806KB) to Independent Review of Integrity on the Subclass 457 Visa Programme

26 May - CCIQ Letter to Independant Panel of the Subclass 457 Visa Programme Review (365KB) regarding the suite of reforms introduced in July 2013

23 May - CCIQ Submission to the Board of Taxation (619KB) regarding the review of impediments facing Small Business

20 May - CCIQ Submission to Department of Energy and Water Supply: Letter to The Hon Mark McArdle MP (268 KB) regarding National Energy Retail Law (Queensland) Bill 2014 and the Electricity Competition and Protection Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

16 May - CCIQ Submission to the Treasurer: Letter to the Treasurer regarding StrongChoices (856KB,PDF)

16 May - CCIQ Submission to the Treasurer: Survey results for Queensland Small Business views on Asset Privatisation (397KB,PDF)

15 May - CCIQ Submission to Fair Work Commission on Annual Wage Review 2013/14  (1.1MB)

April 2014

24 April - CCIQ Submission: Inquiry into the Fair Work Amendment Bill 2014(Cth) (137KB,DOC)

17 April - CCIQ Submission: Agricultural Competitiveness (575KB,DOC) or (826KB, PDF)

March 2014

28 March - CCIQ Submission to Fair Work Commission: 2013/14 Annual Wage Review (1MB)

5 March - CCIQ Submission: The Queensland Plan: a 30-year vision for Queensland (69KB, DOC) or Read Details >>

5 March - CCIQ Submission: Review of Queensland's Development Assessment Fees (400KB, PDF)

February 2014

26 February - CCIQ Submission: Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia(1MB,PDF)

26 February - CCIQ Submission on Work Health and Safety and other Amendments Bill 2014(1.49MB)

7 February - CCIQ Submission to the Energy White Paper Issues Paper (513KB, PDF)

3 February - CCIQ Submission: 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards

3 February - CCIQ Submission: Productivity Commission Public Inquiry into Child Care and Early Childhood Learning

January 2014

14 January - Submission to Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee (PDF 675KB)

December 2013

20 December - Submission to Qld Government Charter for Local Content (PDF 991KB)

7 December - Submission to the Department of Energy and Water Supply on the 30 Year Electricity Discussion Paper (PDF 1.0MB)

6 December - Submission to Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts on the Queensland Digital Economy Strategy.

October 2013

30 October - CCIQ submission on Brisbane Airport Curfew

September 2013


10 September - CCIQ submission to the State Government on the G20 (Safety and Security) Bill 2013

20 September - CCIQ submission on the draft Central Queensland Regional Plan

20 September - CCIQ submission on the draft Darling Downs Regional Plan

20 September - CCIQ Letter to the Office of Best Practice Regulation regarding duplication of licencing requirements for security service providers

27 September - CCIQ Letter to Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee regarding proposed implementation of a public holiday in November during the G20 summit, and attached ABS Australia Business Count data


August 2013


30 August - CCIQ Submission to the Queensland Government on The Queensland Plan

30 August - CCIQ Submission to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) discussion paper with respect to the subclass 457 visa program, 'Implementation of labour market testing in the standard temporary work visa program'.

9 August - CCIQ Letter to Minister for Local Government regarding Sunshine Coast Regional Council's Waste and Resource Management

July 2013


Model Work Health and Safety Code of Practice Preventing and Responding to Workplace Bullying - Public Comment Response Form

CCIQ submission on Trading Hours Regulatory Framework

June 2013


CCIQ response to the Interdepartmental Committee on Electricity Sector Reform and the State Government’s response

CCIQ Submission on the Outdoor Advertising Review

CCIQ response to the State Government's Draft State Planning Policy

April 2013


26 April - CCIQ submission on the Inquiry into the Current Framework and Operation of 457 Visas, Enterprise Migration Agreements, and Regional Migration Agreements

18 April - CCIQ submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Education and Employment: Inquiry into role of the TAFE system and its operation

15 April - CCIQ letter to the Senate Education, Employment and Workplace Relations Committees on the Fair Work Amendment Bill

March 2013


28 March - CCIQ submission to the Fair Work Commission - 2012/13 Annual Wage Review

18 March - CCIQ submission to the Productivity Commission on Regulator Engagement with Small and Medium Businesses

15 March - CCIQ response to the State Government's Liquor and Gaming Red Tape Reform Proposals

2 March - CCIQ submission to the Queensland Competition Authority: Regulated Retail Electricity Prices 2013-14

1 March - Joint Chambers - Modern Award Submission: Apprentices, Trainees and Juniors

February 2013


22 February - Submission to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General: Issues paper on Queensland's Workplace Relations Arrangements

January 2013


31 January - Submission to the Australian Government's 2013-14 Federal Budget

23 January - CCIQ letter to Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts on the Queensland Science and Innovation Action Plan

14 January - CCIQ submission on The 30 Year Electricity Strategy: Queensland State Government Directions Paper

7 January - CCIQ submission to the QCA consultation paper "Regulated Retail Electricity Prices 2013-14: Cost Components and Other Issues"

4 January - CCIQ submission to the Federal Government on Restaurant and Cafe Menu Surcharges


December 2012


14 December - CCIQ submission on the Draft Sunshine Coast Planning Scheme

7 December - CCIQ supplementary submission to the Inquiry into the Operation of Queensland's Workers' Compensation Scheme

November 2012


30 November - CCIQ feedback to the State Government on Part 1 of Single State Planning Policy - Proposed State Interests November 2012

28 November  - CCIQ submission to the Gas Fields Commission Strategic Plan for the Coal Seam Gas Industry in Queensland

28 November - CCIQ response to the Draft Queensland Drive Tourism Strategy

12 November - CCIQ response to the Queensland Government's Small Business Strategy and Action Plan

12 November - CCIQ submission on the State Procurement Policy Review 2012

October 2012


31 October - CCIQ submission to the Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services Inquiry into Family Business in Australia 2012

10 October - CCIQ submission on the Draft National Productivity Compact

8 October - CCIQ submission to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection on proposed amendments to the Environmental Protection Act

3 October - CCIQ submission to Trade and Investment Queensland

September 2012


25 September - CCIQ submission to the Coalition Discussion Paper on Foreign Investment in Australian Agricultural Land and Agribusiness

20 September - CCIQ submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

10 September - CCIQ submission to the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce

6 September - CCIQ submission to LACSC on Holidays and Other Legislative Amendment Bill 2012

3 September - CCIQ submission on the operation of the Queensland Workers' Compensation Scheme

August 2012


31 August - CCIQ submission to the Office of Best Practice Regulation

28 August - CCIQ submission to the Queensland Government: State Budget 2012-13

June 2012


29 June - CCIQ submission to the Inquiry into Workplace Bullying

19 June - CCIQ letter to the Prime Minister on the Clean Energy Legislation and Carbon Pricing Scheme

4 June - CCIQ letter to the Minister for Energy and Water Supply on Electricity Market Contracts

1 June - CCIQ letter of support for the Environmental Protection (Greentape Reduction) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2012

May 2012


25 May - CCIQ submission on Queensland Industrial Relations Bill

22 May - CCIQ Safe Work Australia Submission

17 May - CCIQ input to the Skills Australia 2012 Annual Report on the Resource Sector's Skill Needs

11 May - CCIQ correspondence to Fair Work Australia on Federal Budget

10 May - CCIQ response to the National Anti-Racism Partnership and Strategy Discussion Paper

April 2012


27 April - CCIQ reply submission to the 2011/12 Annual Wage Review

2 April - CCIQ correspondence to Hon. Bill Shorten MP regarding Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2011

March 2012


30 March - CCIQ submission to the Senate Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations Committees

16 March - CCIQ submission to the 2011/12 Annual Wage Review

7 March - CCIQ correspondance re Modern Awards Review 2012

2 March - CCIQ supplementary submission to the Fair Work Act Review Panel

February  2012


24 February - submission to the Productivity Commission in response to its Impacts of COAG Reforms: Business Regulation and VET discussion draft

16 February - CCIQ submission on the Fair Work Act Review

December 2011


21 December - CCIQ submission on the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2011

7 December - CCIQ submission to the Skills Australia Annual Review of the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for Independent Skilled Migration

7 December - CCIQ submission to Queensland Competition Authority on Draft Methodology Paper for Regulated Retail Electricity Prices

7 December - CCIQ submission on measures to extend Australian Industry Participation

1 December - CCIQ submission on the Queensland Government’s Tourism Industry Action Plan 2012-2015: includes cover letter and submission 

1 December - CCIQ submission in response to LNP Tourism Strategy: includes cover letter and submission

November 2011


23 November - CCIQ submission to Productivity Commission on Business Regulation Benchmarking - Role of Local Government Issues Paper

22 November - CCIQ report: Queensland business community's feedback on Australia's industrial relations system

October 2011


28 October – CCIQ submission on public holidays in Queensland

26 October - CCIQ report on the Impact of the High Australian Dollar on Queensland Businesses

24 October - CCIQ submission on the COAG Regulatory Reform Agenda

18 October - CCIQ submission to Paid Parental Leave Branch on Dad and Partner Pay Consultation

14 October - CCIQ report to the Queensland Government: Six Months on from Queensland's Natural Disasters

13 October - CCIQ submission to National Transport Commission

September 2011


14 September - CCIQ submission to the Fly In Fly Out Workforce Practices Inquiry

9 September - CCIQ letter to the Department of Local Government and Planning

9 September - CCIQ submission in response to the Queensland Regionalisation Strategy Consultation Paper

9 September - CCIQ submission on the Queensland Infrastructure Plan

9 September - CCIQ submission on the Review of Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa Categories

9 September - CCIQ submission on the LNP's discussion paper "Building Queensland's Future Together"

1 September - CCIQ submission to Environment, Agriculture, Resources and Energy Committee

August 2011


25 August - CCIQ letter to the Premier on three year working visas for international graduates in areas of skills shortages

18 August - CCIQ submission in response to the Skills Queensland Strategic Priorities Issues Paper

5 August - CCIQ submission to the Review of Regulated Retail Electricity Tariffs and Prices

July 2011


29 July - CCIQ submission to the Productivity Commission's Annual Review of Regulatory Burdens on Business

June 2011


21 June - CCIQ open letter to the Prime Minister opposing the proposed carbon tax

May 2011


10 May - CCIQ submission on the Proposed Architecture and Implementation Arrangements for a Carbon Pricing Mechanism

April 2011


29 April - CCIQ submission in reply to Fair Work Australia regarding 2010-11 Annual Wage Review

28 April - CCIQ submission to Department of Public Works on Queensland Government’s approach to NBN

28 April - CCIQ submission to Workplace Health & Safety Queensland on Health & Safety Representative Training

28 April - Commonwealth Bank CCIQ Pulse Survey of Business Condition for March Quarter 2011

8 April – CCIQ submission to Expert Panel on Apprenticeship Reforms

8 April – Australian Chamber Alliance Response to Expert Panel on Apprenticeship Reforms

4 April – CCIQ submission to Safe Work Australia’s Model Work Health & Safety Laws

March 2011


30 March – CCIQ submission to Deputy Premier and Attorney-General regarding Mandatory Code of Practice for Outworkers

24 March – CCIQ Climate Change Update

24 March – CCIQ correspondence to Australia Post regarding closure of Milton branch

18 March – CCIQ submission to Fair Work Australia on the 2010-11 Annual Wage Review

1 March – CCIQ submission to Department of Transport and Infrastructure on the National Urban Policy

1 March – CCIQ submission to the Sustainable Population Strategy Taskforce

February 2011


28 February – CCIQ submission on waste disposal levy proposal

22 February – CCIQ correspondence to Minister Jones regarding the Commercial Waste Levy

22 February – CCIQ correspondence to Minister Nolan regarding regulatory reform

18 February – CCIQ submission to the Department of Transport & Main Roads on the Integrated Freight Strategy

11 February – CCIQ submission on the Business Skills Visa Program

10 February – CCIQ submission to the Queensland Government on the 2011-12 State Budget

10 February – CCIQ submission to the Queensland Competition Authority regarding the 2011-12 BRCI for electricity

4 February – CCIQ report on the Impact of the Queensland floods on business

3 February – CCIQ correspondence to Minister Jones regarding the commencement of the Commercial Waste Levy

2 February – CCIQ report on Queensland’s economic performance

January 2011


20 January – Commonwealth Bank CCIQ Pulse Survey of Business Conditions for the December Quarter 2010

19 January – CCIQ submission on the QLeave review

November 2010


30 November – CCIQ submission to the Senate Economics Committee on Competition within the Australian banking sector

26 November – CCIQ submission to the Department of Transport & Main Roads on the Connecting SEQ 2031 strategy

26 November – CCIQ submission to WorkCover regarding the review of WorkCover premiums

12 November – CCIQ submission to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General on Queensland’s workers’ compensation scheme

October 2010


28 October – CCIQ submission to Policy Transition Group on the Minerals Resource Rent Tax

27 October – Commonwealth Bank CCIQ Pulse Survey of Business Conditions for the September Quarter 2010

15 October – CCIQ submission to the Attorney-general and Minister for Industrial Relations regarding mandatory code for outworkers

12 October – CCIQ correspondence to Minister Wilson regarding AQF alignment to senior secondary certificate

September 2010


24 September – CCIQ submission to the Business-Schools Connections Roundtable

16 September – CCIQ submission on the 10 year plan for Supporting Queenslanders with a disability