Current transport bottlenecks are impacting on the capacity of small and medium businesses to grow and employ, effectively placing a brake on economic growth, recent research undertaken by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has found. Read more.
The Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to reduce interest rates by a further 0.25 per cent shows that they are ‘in touch’ with Queenslanders and the State’s small business community, Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) today announced. Read more.
Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today expressed profound disappointment over the Holiday and Other Legislation Amendment Bill that passed through Queensland’s parliament yesterday that creates a $342 million liability for the business community. Read more.
Former Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) president Beatrice Booth was awarded Honorary Life Membership of CCIQ at the Annual General Meeting today. Read more.
The economic benefits from hosting the Commonwealth Games are considered to be significant however latest research by Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) highlights a polarised view among Queensland business owners about the opportunities that will inevitably arise for their business. Read more.
Workplace Health and Safety Officers, commonly known by their acronym WHSOs, have played an integral part in the work health and safety framework in Queensland for many years. However, the new model WHS Act does not provide for the appointment of WHSOs which were exclusive to Queensland and will not transition into the new nationally harmonised laws due to commence on 1 January 2012. Read more.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today urgently called on the Federal Parliament to reject the Superannuation Guarantee (Administration) Amendment Bill 2011 as it creates an additional $4 billion superannuation liability per year for Queensland employers. Read more.