CCIQ create policy board to give regions a statewide and national voice

Friday 1 February, 2013

In November 2012, as part of a series of constitutional changes, CCIQ formed a new Policy Board.

The Policy Board has been created to provide a renewed focus on the issues affecting Queensland’s business community and to lead the formulation of policies to address those issues.

The new Policy Board will be chaired by Brett Moller and will consist of 7 regional policy chairs and 7 industry representatives from across Queensland.

They will work in unison to raise business issues with the current State Government and Opposition and work to provide solutions of benefit to the state’s business community.

Brett Moller also sits on the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry board which ensures Queensland business has a seat at the table on national issues.

This increased emphasis will allow CCIQ, as Queensland’s peak business body, to be a leading voice in the run-up to the next federal election.

During the election campaign CCIQ will seek commitments from all sides of politics to support small and medium businesses, which are the engine room of the nation’s economy.

At the Federal Election CCIQ believes that the key business priorities to be addressed are:

  • Workplace productivity;
  • Tax and finance reform;
  • Red tape reduction;
  • Better infrastructure

CCIQ Vice President, Brett Moller said, "The chamber organisation and structure allows grass roots feedback from regional and capital city local chambers, through to our state policy board and up to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry board and policy units, giving it strength and relevance as the voice for business across the country."

"We are strong advocates for our membership to all levels of government seeking better policy outcomes for business."

CCIQ CEO, Stephen Tait said, "Following the sale of our commercial division to our affiliated partner the New South Wales Business Chamber late last year, we have increased our focus on the key value of CCIQ which is to ensure we advocate for a better business environment for all Queensland businesses."

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