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Optimistic Assumptions Raise More Concerns for Business Over ALP Election Commitments: CCIQ

Friday 10 May, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has raised serious questions over the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP) election commitments where a reversal in previously harmonised penalty rates, the abolition of the Australian Building Construction Commission and scant detail on an ambitious climate policy weigh on business sentiment across Queensland. Read more.

New international student panel appointed

Friday 10 May, 2019 | By: Ella Schalch and Trade & Investment Queensland

Students from 10 countries will be a grass-roots voice on international education in Queensland, following their appointment to the 2019 Queensland International Student Advisory Panel[https://www.studyqueensland.qld.gov.au/Study/Queensland-International-Student-Advisory-Panel] (QISAP). Read more.

Multifactor Authentication: How one extra step keeps your data safe

Friday 10 May, 2019 | By: SureBridge

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most effective tools that your business can implement to prevent outside sources from accessing private and sensitive information. It is an IT security technology method that requires a user to provide two or more authentication factors to gain access to the desired information, rather than the use of a single password or pin. Read more.

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Superyacht grants to float Queensland boats overseas

Wednesday 8 May, 2019 | By: Ella Schalch and Trade & Investment Queensland

Six Queensland companies will have extra support to enter overseas markets after sharing in more than $41,000 from the Superyacht Industry Development Fund[https://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/resources/defence-industries/superyacht-industry-development-fund.pdf]. Read more.

CCIQ Urges Bi-Partisan Support to Close Double Dipping Loophole

Monday 6 May, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has urged policy makers to close the casual ‘double dipping loophole’ and to correctly define what a casual worker is following months of confusion resulting from the Workpac Pty Ltd v Skene case. Read more.

Queensland Business Confidence Subdued in March Quarter

Monday 6 May, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

Business confidence in Queensland improved marginally in the March quarter as political uncertainty around the federal election, benign economic growth and a difficult operating conditions continue to weigh on the small business sector according to the latest Suncorp-CCIQ Business Pulse Survey. Read more.