Dan Petrie

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Queensland Small Business Frustration Rising as Confidence Remains Subdued: CCIQ

Monday 12 August, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

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.

Queensland’s Headline Unemployment Rate Returns to 6.0% as Full-Time Job Creation Slows

Thursday 13 June, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie | Tags: unemployment figures;

Queensland’s unemployment rate notched up to 6.0% in May on a trend basis as the national benchmark was unchanged at 5.1% according to the latest data released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) notes that the creation of around 6,250 jobs in Queensland was, for the second month running, predominantly in part-time positions consisting of an additional 900 full-time positions and of 5,350 part-time roles. Read more.

Optimistic Assumptions Raise More Concerns for Business Over ALP Election Commitments: CCIQ

Friday 10 May, 2019 | By: Dan Petrie

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has raised serious questions over the Australian Labor Party’s (ALP) election commitments where a reversal in previously harmonised penalty rates, the abolition of the Australian Building Construction Commission and scant detail on an ambitious climate policy weigh on business sentiment across Queensland. Read more.

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