The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) notes that Queensland’s retail sales increased $26.5 million or 0.5% over the month to December 2018. Read more.
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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes the release and the recommendations outlined in the final report of the Hayne Royal Commission into the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Read more.
Political and economic uncertainty has seen business confidence in Queensland fall to a four year low in the December quarter of the latest Suncorp-CCIQ Business Pulse Survey. Read more.
ACTU Demands to "Change The Rules" in a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Shows Lack of Business Nous: CCIQ
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) “Change The Rules” campaign needs to address the challenges facing businesses in hiring staff and growing the wider economy as opposed to repeating a slogan. Read more.
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Sexually inappropriate texts to co-workers a valid reason for dismissal: Co-workers not required to tell employee to stop
Sexual harassment in the workplace is currently a prevalent topic. The #MeToo campaign and the Human Rights Commission launch of a year-long harassment inquiry has brought harassment onto the centre stage. A recent case in the Fair Work Commission, Colin Ramon Reguero-Puente v City of Rockingham, considered the misconduct of an employee relating to sexually inappropriate communications with co-workers, and whether employees had to expressly tell someone to stop this conduct for it to constitute misconduct. Read more.
Employer to pay $600,000 to former employee after failing to separate worker with violent criminal past before physical assault
The Queensland District Court (QDC) has found a specialist butchery business was negligent in failing to separate two co-workers before a physical assault occurred in its workplace, ordering it to pay almost $600,000 in damages to the injured worker. Read more.
Queensland’s unemployment rate remained at 6.1% (on a trend basis) in June, lagging the national benchmark at 5.4% as the state continues to employ more people in part-time roles than full-time positions. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ) continues to oppose the government’s overreach on public sector entitlements that continue to be paid for by Queensland households and businesses. Read more.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured more than $100,000 in penalties against the former operators of two massage parlours in the Brisbane CBD after they refused to back-pay two workers who had been underpaid less than $13,000. Read more.