Queensland’s Palaszczuk government has begun a consultation process to introduce a half-day public holiday on Christmas Eve, a policy shakeup which is estimated to cost employers up to $137 million per year. Read more.
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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has issued a statement of condolence to the family of Michael Roche, former Chief Executive Officer of Queensland Resource Council who passed away on Tuesday night. Read more.
The latest Commsec State of the States showed Queensland moved into fifth position on overall ranking as Victoria and New South Wales remain the regions of economic growth. Read more.
Retail sales in Queensland rose 0.5% in April as cash registers nationally remain subdued following a 0.2% gain according to the latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Read more.
Australia’s minimum wage has increased by 3 per cent in a decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission, taking the minimum wage to $740.80 a week or $19.49 per hour. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the state government’s announcement of a commitment to reduce invoice payment times for small businesses who provide goods and services to government departments and associated entities. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has joined with the Mackay Region Chamber of Commerce today to welcome the announcement by Queensland Premier, Annastascia Palaszcuk, on establishing a timeline in relation to the proposed Adani mine for the Carmichael region, in conjunction with Adani, Department of Environment and Coordinator-General Barry Broe. Read more.
Queensland’s unemployment rate remained steady at 5.9% in April 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). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has endorsed the Australian Chamber’s call for 1.8% increase to the minimum wage noting that it strikes the right balance between the ability of small business to pay higher rates of pay and boosting the take-home salaries of workers. Read more.