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.
The Federal Government must deliver a global agreement to cut carbon emissions to ensure Queensland businesses are not placed at a competitive disadvantage following yesterday’s passing of the carbon tax by the Australian Senate. Read more.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today expressed strong opposition to the Queensland Government’s proposal for an additional public holiday next year. Read more.
Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today welcomed the release of Queensland’s first state-wide Infrastructure Plan. Read more.
Queensland’s small and medium businesses have been given a reprieve from weaker sales, falling confidence and decreasing profitability following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s decision to drop interest rates, according to the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ). Read more.
Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today announced that it has partnered with Australian Business Solutions Group (ABSG) to provide an expanded range of products and services to members and business throughout the state. Read more.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today lodged a submission to the State Government lobbying for streamlining Queensland’s public holidays with other states to help support business continuity and ensure minimal disruption to business operations. Read more.
Queensland business owners and managers will become personally liable for the health and safety of their workers at the beginning of next year under the most significant shake-up to workplace health and safety laws in decades. Read more.
A Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) survey has shown nearly 50 per cent of Queensland businesses indicated recent union strike activity negatively impacted on their business. Read more.