**Opmantek CEO Danny Maher explains why AI developed Down Under is now running in 178 countries.** Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes the extension of the instant asset write-off program for 12 months to 2020 and raising the level to $25,000 and calls on the government to make it permanent. Read more.
Queensland’s Laggard Status Emphasised by Commsec State of States Report and NAB Business Confidence Survey
The Queensland economy continues to trail New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia in the latest Commsec State of the States report, which details a subdued private sector against a backdrop of declining business conditions illustrated in the NAB Business Confidence survey according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
Two employability experts are working with Queensland’s international ed community after being appointed as the 2017–18 Study Queensland Industry Innovators in Residence (IIR). Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has commenced the first legal action utilising new reverse onus of proof laws that require employers to disprove underpayment allegations in Court when they have failed to keep adequate time and wages records or issue pay slips. Read more.
A gain in total jobs in Queensland failed to move the state's unemployment rate of 6.2% (on a trend basis) as it continues to trail the national benchmark of 5% according to the latest data released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Read more.
The world’s premier pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences congress is heading to Brisbane for the very first time. Read more.
Thousands of retail and hospitality workers sitting on lower-paying "zombie" deals will revert to their respective awards from early March after the FWC terminated a 2007 agreement for Justin Hemmes' Merivale hospitality company and a 2011 Specialty Fashion Group deal. Read more.