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.
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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.
Australia’s headline inflation rate fell to 1.3% in the March quarter, below the Reserve Bank of Australia’s target inflation range of two-three per cent as subdued economic activity continues to weigh on the national economy. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the announcement of a Federal Government led SME Growth Fund, dedicated towards expanding the commercial operations of many of the nation’s leading small to medium sized businesses. Read more.