Queensland’s Headline Unemployment Rate Returns to 6.0% as Full-Time Job Creation Slows

Thursday 13 June, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie | Tags: unemployment figures;

Queensland’s unemployment rate notched up to 6.0% in May on a trend basis as the national benchmark was unchanged at 5.1% according to the latest data released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) notes that the creation of around 6,250 jobs in Queensland was, for the second month running, predominantly in part-time positions consisting of an additional 900 full-time positions and of 5,350 part-time roles. Read more.

Business-Friendly Budget by New Lord Mayor

Thursday 13 June, 2019 | By: Colin Fruk

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes Brisbane’s Lord Mayor, Adrian Schrinner’s first budget with its commitment to back local businesses with new support services as well as lower fees and charges aimed at rejuvenating suburban retail precincts. Read more.

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Artisan crisp bread company breaks new ground

Monday 10 June, 2019 | By: Ella Schalch

Founded in 2003, Ricci’s Bikkies has taken its preservative-free crisp breads all the way from local delicatessens to national retail chains. With the help of Australia’s free trade agreements, its distinctive artisan pittas are now appearing on supermarket shelves in the US and China. Read more.