The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the awarding of the phase two Land 400 armoured vehicle contract to Rheinmetall Defence Australia. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has called on the Fair Work Commission to ensure minimum wages do not act as a barrier to employment in a submission lodged with the regulator today.
A small construction business in South Australia has been ordered to pay a former worker 15 years’ worth of annual leave, after a Federal Circuit Court judge found he should have accrued the leave entitlements of a permanent employee during his tenure. Read more.
Last week, the Auditor-General released its report into ‘Confidentiality and disclosure of government contracts’. It is a damning assessment on the Queensland Government’s procurement practices. Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has brought proceedings relating to redundancy entitlements, in a new legal action against services company Spotless Services Australia Limited for allegedly contravening workplace laws when it terminated the employment of three workers at Perth International Airport. Read more.
Payroll tax is a direct tax on an employer for giving someone a job. Read more.
For the first time in four years, Queensland businesses are feeling optimistic about the future and confident in their operations, according to the latest Suncorp CCIQ Pulse Survey of Business Conditions. Read more.
Dear members, friends and followers. I just wanted to let you know that one of CCIQ’s email accounts was breached by a third party yesterday in an attempted phishing attack. We’re confident the breach poses no danger to any other staff, members or customers of CCIQ. Our IT provider took immediate action to contain and eliminate any possible threats. We’re now conducting a thorough review of our cyber security systems and policies to make sure we are meeting best practice standards. Read more.
2018 has all the elements to be the year for business. At the close of 2017, the State Government was re-elected with a majority, albeit slim, helping to solidify political certainty for the next 2 years and 10 months. The Queensland economy reached $309 billion GSP during 2016/17, growing by 1.8% over the past year. Although lagging behind the national average growth of 2%, Queensland’s economy goes into 2018 with momentum. Read more.