The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the announcement by the State Government that it will boost the $240 million ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ initiative by a further $10 million. Read more.
The unfortunate news of George Calombaris’ restaurants underpaying staff $2.6 million is a timely reminder for business to improve systems and processes especially in light of impending introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STPR) legislation that comes into force next year. Read more.
With the release of the New Payments Platform (NPP) due later this year, commercial spectators are predicting Australia could be a cashless society by the year 2020 with the introduction of the instantaneous money transfers. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) expects many small businesses to close completely over the four-day Easter break or reduce their trading hours. Read more.
Tourism and sport go hand in hand with the Sunshine Coast’s idyllic lifestyle. Read more.
CCIQ is delighted that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is making Far North Queensland the first stop on his regional bus tour where he will get to meet many of the 22,049 small businesses that call the region home and contribute to the employment of over 110,000 locals across every imaginable industry. Read more.
I’ve been watching the world of 3D printing evolve over the past few years. Initially my thoughts were that it was a bit of gimmick, basically we would be able to buy a $5000 printer and print out a whistle. How wrong I was. 3D printing is truly extraordinary and right here right now, it is transforming industries around the world.
The confidence that many have in the resilience of our North Queensland communities is certainly not misplaced. Read more.
Overall Economic Impact – Still being calculated, Insurance agencies are predicting over a billion dollars in claims. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) said small businesses had taken a huge hit from Cyclone Debbie, but would bounce back with the help of governments, banks, insurance and tourists returning to the region. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes childcare reforms, which should increase workforce participation through financially assisting parents in returning to work. Read more.
Small business confidence is rising in the Wide Bay-Burnett region on the back of infrastructure delivery. Read more.
The pending introduction of the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO's) Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) requirements from July 2018 will create significant changes for how businesses across the country report to and engage with regulators. Read more.
The Sunshine Coast has some of the best restaurants, cafes and food places anywhere in Queensland, if not Australia. Read more.
Knowing what's best for your brand from a legal perspective can be tough. Understanding the difference between trade marks and copyright can save your business money and can be valuable for your brand. Copyright is a very useful form of IP and certainly has its uses, but information about what's right for your business can be hard to disseminate. Read more.