Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today welcomed the commitment from the ALP to increase investment in apprenticeships through a “Top and Tail Tradies Payment,” boosting mentoring support and making the payroll tax rebate for apprentices permanent. Read more.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today raised serious concerns regarding the latest industrial dispute figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Read more.
As week three of the campaign developed, CCIQ met with the Deputy Premier, Andrew Fraser and Shadow Treasurer, Tim Nicholls, to outline ‘Big 3 for Business’ and gain commitment to an official response from both parties to the needs of the Queensland business community. Read more.
On the back of a further 0.3 per cent increase in Queensland’s jobless rate and the loss of over 18,000 full time jobs in the month of February, CCIQ has again called on the next state government to remove what Queensland businesses consider to be one of the most significant factors preventing business expansion in Queensland – payroll tax. Read more.
In its supplementary submission to the Review of the Fair Work Act, CCIQ has drawn on the feedback provided by a wide variety of stakeholders to demonstrate the strong call for change. Read more.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today supported the Prime Minister’s decision to include the small business portfolio as a cabinet position. Read more.