As Parliament readies to debate the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill tomorrow, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says small businesses hope a lifeline is thrown their way by MPs to “keep competition alive”. Read more.
Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations Grace Grace introduced the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill 2017 to the Queensland Parliament in March. Read more.
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has been singing the praises of the CCIQ-Suncorp Pulse Survey of Business Conditions today. Read more.
Since the collapse of the Yabulu nickel refinery in April 2016, Townsville’s unemployment rate has skyrocketed into double-digits with little suggesting the worst may be over. Townsville Read more.
Outsourcing the collection of outstanding debts is not only more effective; it also makes good business sense. Read more.
Winning an award in front of your clients, stakeholders and industry peers is one of the most powerful and targeted ways to showcase and strengthen your brand.
Business is like traveling, you need the right information to get where you’re going. I recently booked into a hotel overseas that was a two-minute train trip from the airport. That sounded easy enough until I got there and tried to figure out what station and which train to catch. Read more.
Small business confidence in the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region is higher than other parts of Queensland, according to latest research by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says small business welcomes new State Opposition policy aimed at cutting red tape. Read more.
Small business confidence in the Gympie region is higher than other parts of Queensland, according to latest research by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
In every business/organisation you are going to encounter the employee who is generally underperforming. You’ve tried everything that you can think of to help this person become motivated or the person used to be highly motivated but are now not.
The Fair Work Ombudsman brought legal action against Robert Maudsley, who runs a cattle feedlot west of Gympie, after he and his company underpaid six backpackers from Ireland and the UK a total of $38,254 between January 2014 and September 2015.
Straight up I will tell you that the title is attributed to Kate Miller-Heidke, singer songwriter. The classically trained Queensland born girl....This post is not about Kate but the concept and metaphor the song has evoked in relation to partnerships and collaborations in business. Read more.
Familiar with governments promising a return back to surplus, businesses have rightly become skeptical about whether the Federal Government’s expectations in the forward estimates are realistic. Read more.
It seems the Government has moved away from its tried-and-failed “innovation agenda” rhetoric and back to language that resonates with the wider business community. Read more.
In the 2017 Federal Budget announcement, Treasurer Scott Morrison clarified new training requirements. Read more.
Off the announcement of sweeping changes to skilled migration and the funding for university students, it is unsurprising businesses may be worried about whether they’ll be able to fill their skills needs in the future. Read more.