Queensland’s small and medium businesses will continue to struggle with weaker sales, poor confidence and decreasing profitability following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to keep interest rates on hold, according to Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
Statement by David Goodwin, CCIQ President Read more.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenshipis is undertaking a review of the permanent Employer Sponsored visa categories. The permanent employer sponsored visas review aims to ensure that these visa categories continue to be relevant and responsive to the needs of the Australian labour market, and the Australian economy more generally. Read more.
Modelling suggesting the Queensland economy will not be negatively impacted by the Federal Government’s carbon tax has been labelled by CCIQ as ‘esoteric’ and totally disconnected from the realities of how the Queensland economy operates. Read more.
Almost two in three Queensland businesses have been negatively impacted by the ongoing strength of the Australian dollar, the latest Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) research has shown. Read more.
Changes to New Zealand Phytosanitary Certificates issued by the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF NZ)
*Changes to New Zealand Phytosanitary Certificates and ICON import conditions. This notice is for AQIS clients who receive Phytosanitary Certificates issued from New Zealand. * Read more.
With energy prices having risen 64 per cent in the last five years, the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is calling on the State Government to switch its electricity pricing model and generate savings for consumers and businesses. Read more.
Six months after floods and Cyclone Yasi left 99 per cent of Queensland declared a disaster zone, Queensland businesses are being surveyed about the extent of their recovery and what help they still need. Read more.
With weaker sales and decreasing profitability, almost one in two Queensland businesses expect the state’s economy to weaken during the next 12 months, the latest Commonwealth Bank CCIQ Pulse Survey has revealed. Read more.
Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has joined forces with key business organisations across the country today to launch a national advertising campaign against the Federal Government’s proposed carbon tax. Read more.
The Queensland business community will express its anger over the new carbon and mining resource rent taxes directly to the Federal Government at the Senate Select Committee on Scrutiny of New Taxes on Monday 25 July in Brisbane. Read more.
Queensland’s small-medium sized businesses will pay the highest price for the Federal Government’s carbon tax as it will drive down consumer spending, and business confidence and viability, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland has warned. Read more.
Queensland businesses will be slugged with a raft of new cost hikes from tomorrow (1 July), setting the scene for another slump in business confidence and higher prices for consumers, the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland has warned. Read more.
Harmonisation of Australia's OHS laws is set to go from 1 January 2012. Queensland Safe Work Bill has passed through Parliament and the count down has started for businesses to make sure their workplace health and safety arrangments will be compliant with changes to our health and safety legislation. This guide gives an overview of the new legislation, a checklist on getting ready and, information on the ways that CCIQ can assist your business in being prepared. Read more.