James Flaherty

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It’s the most wonderful(ly hot) time of the year

Tuesday 19 December, 2017 | By: James Flaherty

‘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.

CCIQ Welcomes Combined Portfolio

Monday 11 December, 2017 | By: James Flaherty

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.

Energy Alliance

Alliance Demands Energy Action

Wednesday 8 November, 2017 | By: James Flaherty

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.


Power Price Crisis Sparks Policy Solutions

Monday 6 November, 2017 | By: James Flaherty

In recent CCIQ research, power prices were the number one hot topic facing business in Queensland and CCIQ is pleased to see both sides of politics attempt to address this key business issue in the first week of the election campaign. Read more.

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