The jobless rate in Queensland is now the highest in the country, with today’s data release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing unemployment rose marginally in September to 6.23 per cent (on a trend basis). Read more.
The Morrison Government has announced a $2 billion injection into the small business loan market, a first-of-its-kind effort to enhance the attractiveness of SME lending by financiers which the Federal Government acknowledges is difficult to find and too expensive. Read more.
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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) strongly supports Qantas CEO Alan Joyce’s remarks that a push by the Union movement for a return to a 1970s style industry wide bargaining system could cripple thousands of small suppliers to Australia’s major airline. Read more.
Retail Sales on the Improve as Queenslanders Add to Their Homewares and Boost Their Coffee Intake: CCIQ
Queensland retail sales grew by 0.3% in September tracking higher than the national rate of 0.2% for the month as a surge in homewares and eating out boosted the state’s cash registers. Read more.
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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed Australia’s A$3 billion surplus for September noting gains in the value of iron ore, coal and natural gas shipments leaving Australian ports over the third quarter. Read more.
Expectedly, this coincides with NCVER data showing payments to non-TAFE providers for Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Queensland was the highest nationally, at 33 per cent of the total operating expenses. Read more.
CCIQ Welcomes Establishment of Australian Financial Complaints Authority Urging a Customer First Mindset
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the establishment of the Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) with a firm view that it must work for customers first and foremost. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of a new apprenticeship pilot in rural and regional Australia. Read more.