The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the announcement of the Federal Government’s proposed GST arrangement that no state will be worse off but calls on the government to reveal where the extra money will come from.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has urged Federal Labor to reconsider its stance on its proposed repeal of legislated tax cuts for businesses turning over between $10 and $50 million if elected. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland(CCIQ) has welcomed the opening of the defence manufacturing facility, Products for Industry at Darra this week as the state’s burgeoning defence procurement sector builds pace. Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured more than $100,000 in penalties against the former operators of two massage parlours in the Brisbane CBD after they refused to back-pay two workers who had been underpaid less than $13,000. Read more.
Queensland’s unemployment rate remained at 6.2% on a trend basis lagging the national benchmark at 5.5% as the state confronts the challenge of the highest level of underutilisation in 15 years according to analysis conducted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ). Read more.
Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad’s first State Budget has a championed a growth narrative with positive announcements around infrastructure and small business, although questions still remain over the state’s longer term borrowings. Read more.
The lure of the bright lights of big cities for Queensland’s youths from regional areas boils down to one thing: opportunity. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ) says tomorrow’s state budget is an opportunity for the Palaszczuk Government to show spending restraint and create a compelling narrative on managing the state’s debt. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics trade data for April showing a commodity driven surplus of $977 million and representing the fourth consecutive surplus this year. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the latest national accounts figures revealing the Australian economy grew by 1% in the March quarter and 3.1% over the previous 12 months.
Heightened levels of economic activity in Victoria (+1.9% Q/q) and New South Wales (+0.7% Q/q) bolstered the national accounts data. Read more.