Media Releases

CCIQ represents over 448,000 state SMEs and advocates on local, state and federal matters to advance the interests of Queensland’s robust SME sector. For enquiries,  interviews, information or commentary from CCIQ contact Faith Jarvis, CCIQ Communication Manager on 0405494088 or 

Unemployment Rate by State and Territory

Queensland Unemployment remains the highest in the nation at 6.5%

Thursday 14 November, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

“Businesses told us that they reduced their staffing levels in the September quarter and anticipate their hiring intentions will remain soft as frustrations over the ‘politicking’ of essential infrastructure projects, the threat of a Christmas eve part-day public holiday and a lack of direction in current policy settings weigh heavily on businesses community across Queensland”. Read more.

Regional Businesses Welcome LNP's New Bradfield Water Scheme: CCIQ

Friday 1 November, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the state opposition’s proposed New Bradfield Water Infrastructure Scheme for regional Queensland as a project that will address the state’s water challenge and provide a platform to extend Queensland’s agriculture industry so as to realise the export opportunity in Asia’s burgeoning middle class. Read more.

Queenslanders Gear Up for the Small Business Election as Economy Fears Dominate: CCIQ

Thursday 31 October, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has today affirmed that one year out from the state election, the small business sector is putting the Palaszczuk Government on notice where a repeat of the last three years of levies by stealth, a lack of discipline around public sector spending and Christmas Eve public holidays will not be tolerated by a business community operating in a state whose economic performance is one of the worst nationally. Read more.