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Payroll Tax Policy Comparison

Wednesday 22 November, 2017 | By: Kate Whittle

Payroll tax is a direct tax on an employer for giving someone a job. Payroll tax is a tax on the fair go. It prevents young people entering the workforce, mature age workers gaining employment later in life, and acts unequivocally as an impediment to business growth. Read more.

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Politics of Power 2 - Race to the Bottom

Tuesday 21 November, 2017 | By: Joseph Kelly

As the election date draws closer and pre-polling booths have opened, CCIQ would like to take a minute to review some of the energy and electricity policies on offer. Electricity prices are a key battleground for all parties as the cost of electricity to Queensland small businesses has risen by over 50% in the past two years. Read more.

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State Economy Stutters through 2016/17

Friday 17 November, 2017 | By: Steven Gosarevski

Late November ABS data revealed activity across the Queensland economy reached $309 billion during 2016/17, growing by 1.8% over the past year. Growth in Queensland lagged the national average of 2.0%, behind New South Wales, Victoria and the Territories as the fastest growing regions in the past year. As a share of the national economy, Queensland contributes 18% of the nation’s $1.7 trillion in economic output. Read more.

Energy Alliance

Alliance Demands Energy Action

Wednesday 8 November, 2017 | By: James Flaherty

As the Queensland election battle intensifies, three of the peak bodies representing business are combining to make sure that the issue is acted on by all sides of politics and commitments are made to drive real change and reduce energy costs. Energy Alliance2 Read more.