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Queensland’s Laggard Status Emphasised by Commsec State of States Report and NAB Business Confidence Survey

Tuesday 29 January, 2019 | By: Ella Schalch

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.

Queensland Jobs Positive Despite Jobless Rate at 6.2%: CCIQ

Thursday 24 January, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

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.

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FWC kills off "zombie" deals

Wednesday 23 January, 2019 | By: Workplace Express | Tags: Fair Work, Fair Work Commission;

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.