Posts by Thomas Birkbeck for News:
Originally authored and published via The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.[https://www.australianchamber.com.au/news/labor-call-for-living-wage-sends-a-shiver-down-the-spine-of-small-business/] Read more.
The Australian National Accounts (GDP) data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed the Australian economy grew at a subdued rate of 0.2% for the fourth quarter (2.3% p.a.) as sluggish consumer spending and private sector investment dragged on the overall economy Read more.
Building Approvals in Queensland have fallen to the lowest level in six years as unit constructions continues to contract around Brisbane according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Read more.
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.
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.