The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed Australia’s A$3 billion surplus for September noting gains in the value of iron ore, coal and natural gas shipments leaving Australian ports over the third quarter. Read more.
Expectedly, this coincides with NCVER data showing payments to non-TAFE providers for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Queensland was the highest nationally, at 33 per cent of the total operating expenses. Read more.
CCIQ Welcomes Establishment of Australian Financial Complaints Authority Urging a Customer First Mindset
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) with a firm view that it must work for customers first and foremost. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a new apprenticeship pilot in rural and regional Australia. Read more.
Australia’s headline inflation rate fell to 1.9% in the September quarter, below the Reserve Bank of Australia’s target inflation range of two-three per cent as subdued wages continue to weigh on the national economy. Read more.
The Queensland economy ranks above Western Australia and the Northern Territory in the latest Commsec State of the States report, which details a morose private sector in need of a ‘circuit breaker’ according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
According to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, cybercrime is costing the Australian economy more than $1 billion each year. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland has welcomed Minister O’Dwyer’s action to become an interested party in the current casual worker test case brought by WorkPac. Read more.
Queensland’s unemployment rate remained anchored at 6.1% (on a trend basis) in September trailing the national benchmark of 5.2% despite an increase in full-time positions according to the latest data released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Read more.