‘Tis the season to be jolly! But unlike our northern counter parts who worry about white outs, Queensland business have a higher concern about black outs. With soaring temperatures and parts of Queensland experiencing 45 degree days this week, expect the air conditioners to be cranking. However, with electricity prices having doubled in the past decade small businesses are turning to alternatives to keeping their operational costs down this summer. Electricity bills represent a significant chunk of mum and dad small business operating budgets and will continue to exert greater pressure on profit margins as prices remain volatile and continue to rise. Read more.
Posts by James Flaherty for News:
In the run up to the state election small businesses called for greater emphasis to be placed on skills and workforce developments and will be pleased at the announcement of a combined portfolio of Employment, Small Business and Training and Skills Development in the new Palaszczuk government. Read more.
CCIQ congratulates Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on leading the Labor Government to a second term in office in Queensland. Read more.
CCIQ has long advocated for the strength, capacity and capability of Queensland’s manufacturers and has today welcomed the Premier’s commitment to manufacturing, but not the populist rhetoric that accompanied it. Read more.
Queensland small businesses go into the November 25 State Election most calling on all sides of politics to commit to addressing energy costs, infrastructure investment across Queensland, and payroll tax. Read more.
As the Queensland election battle intensifies, three of the peak bodies representing business are combining to make sure that the issue is acted on by all sides of politics and commitments are made to drive real change and reduce energy costs. Energy Alliance2 Read more.
Each year the M1 costs businesses in South-East Queensland $400m in lost productivity and CCIQ is pleased to see that policies are being developed to solve the South-East’s major bottleneck. Read more.