CCIQ represents over 448,000 state SMEs and advocates on local, state and federal matters to advance the interests of Queensland’s robust SME sector.

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Duplication, Regulation Weigh Business Down: CCIQ

Tuesday 22 September, 2020

1 in 4 business businesses indicate that ‘red-tape’ prevents them making changes to grow their business 57 per cent of small businesses spend up to 10 hours per week on simply meeting government regulatory requirements. 78 per cent of Queensland businesses experience a moderate to major impact from complying with government regulation Read more.

Business says Show You Mean Business

Monday 14 September, 2020

In Queensland, there are 445, 830 small businesses Collectively they pump $113 billion into Queensland’s economy They employ 44% of Queensland’s private sector workforce This election they need to know who will invest and support their success Read more.

Business conditions continue to flat line in Queensland

Monday 3 August, 2020

Two in three businesses indicated their sales and profitability had declined during the quarter; 54% of businesses are concerned about their viability beyond 12-months when many of the stimulus measures end; and The easing of restrictions and anticipation of the border reopening credited for a slight increase in business sentiment. Read more.

JobKeeper to keep backing business: CCIQ

Tuesday 21 July, 2020

The extension of the JobKeeper scheme will give business the support it needs to continue operating through the COVID crisis, said the Chamber Of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.

Joint statement on the extension of JobKeeper scheme

Wednesday 15 July, 2020

The Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Queensland Council of Unions jointly call on the Federal Government to extend and expand the JobKeeper scheme to protect businesses and workers still experiencing impacts of COVID-19. Read more.