Several prominent Queensland industry organisations have joined together to slam the Queensland Government’s sneaky move to legislate a business knee-capping part-day public holiday from 6pm on Christmas Eve. Read more.
Queensland’s Palaszczuk government has begun a consultation process to introduce a half-day public holiday on Christmas Eve, a policy shakeup which is estimated to cost employers up to $137 million per year. Read more.
Queensland’s has the highest levels of insolvency in the country according to statistics compiled by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) with analysis showing an average of four local businesses a day are closing as the numbers of hours worked in the state economy and lower private investment continue to underpin the state’s near term outlook. Read more.
CCIQ Chief Economist, Dr Marcus Smith appeared on Coast Business Radio to discuss the latest business confidence data for Queensland. Link here.[https://coastbusinessradio.podbean.com/e/episode-3-the-latest-in-business-from-the-gold-coast-to-byron-bay-recorded-poolside-at-avani-broadbeach/] Read more.
Business confidence in Queensland improved marginally in the June quarter as the conclusion of the federal election helped alleviate political uncertainty for the national economy whilst frustrations within the Queensland business sector centre around high operating costs and a lack of economy activity in the state according to the latest Suncorp-CCIQ Business Pulse Survey. Read more.
There is more trouble for beleaguered Queensland Rail (QR), with revelations more than a dozen staff have been sent packing after failing drug and alcohol tests at work. Read more.
Eight Queensland school students have honed their Chinese language skills and promoted Queensland education overseas after winning a language competition supported by TIQ’s Study Queensland[https://www.studyqueensland.qld.gov.au/] team. Read more.