The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes Energy Minister, Angus Taylor’s announcement to provide $51 million of funding to the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) and the Australian Consumer Competition Commission to ensure better oversight of the national electricity industry. Read more.
The Liberal-National Government has ramped-up its support to Australian companies doing business overseas, launching its new Economic and Commercial Diplomacy Agenda. Read more.
First impressions count, so why are businesses not investing more in staff on-boarding and training? Read more.
The former operators of a Gold Coast carwash-café have been penalised almost $70,000 for requiring an overseas worker to pay back over $21,000 of her wages and underpaying dozens of other workers. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) while welcoming a boost to the state’s finances again urges the government to assess the uplift in the context of elevated resources prices being the key driver. Read more.
The Fair Work recommendation of allowing casual workers to request to be converted into full-time positions in certain industries needs clarification as a whole of economy application will create an unnecessary level of uncertainty that small business, in particular, can ill afford. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes the latest announcement by the Federal Government of $4 million in funding to bolster the resourcing powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). Read more.
“Government is to be congratulated for closing a loophole that has created months of uncertainty and called into question the employment of hundreds of thousands of Australians, particularly young people, students, parents and carers," said James Pearson, the Chief Executive of Australia’s largest voice for small business, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Read more.