The Australian Labor Party’s energy announcement has sought to balance the Federal opposition’s dual aims of emissions reductions to 45% whilst supporting a key plank of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) around energy reliability. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) strongly opposes a series of punitive recommendations on the state’s small business sector by the state government inquiry into underpayment of salaries under the emotive title of ‘wage theft’ which threatens the majority of law abiding small businesses. Read more.
ACTU Demands to "Change The Rules" in a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Shows Lack of Business Nous: CCIQ
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) “Change The Rules” campaign needs to address the challenges facing businesses in hiring staff and growing the wider economy as opposed to repeating a slogan. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed state environment minister, Leeanne Enoch’s announcement of an extension to CCIQ’s successful ecoBiz program that has helped Queensland’s small to medium sized businesses sector realise record savings in energy, water and waste reduction. Read more.
The jobless rate in Queensland is now the highest in the country, with today’s data release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing unemployment rose marginally in September to 6.23 per cent (on a trend basis). Read more.
The Morrison Government has announced a $2 billion injection into the small business loan market, a first-of-its-kind effort to enhance the attractiveness of SME lending by financiers which the Federal Government acknowledges is difficult to find and too expensive. Read more.
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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) strongly supports Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s remarks that a push by the Union movement for a return to a 1970s style industry wide bargaining system could cripple thousands of small suppliers to Australia’s major airline. Read more.
Retail Sales on the Improve as Queenslanders Add to Their Homewares and Boost Their Coffee Intake: CCIQ
Queensland retail sales grew by 0.3% in September tracking higher than the national rate of 0.2% for the month as a surge in homewares and eating out boosted the state’s cash registers. Read more.
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