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.
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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.
Queensland’s unemployment rate remained at 6.2% on a trend basis lagging the national benchmark at 5.5% as the state confronts the challenge of the highest level of underutilisation in 15 years according to analysis conducted by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIQ). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics trade data for April showing a commodity driven surplus of $977 million and representing the fourth consecutive surplus this year. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has urged the Palaszczuk Government to set a clear economic direction in the first budget of its second term. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland(CCIQ) has welcomed today’s announcement by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman of a $1 million fund targeting businesses to employ more apprentices. Read more.
**Download the CCIQ Suncorp Pulse Survey for the March Quarter 2018 here[https://bit.ly/2rYniKz]* *Queensland business confidence has taken a hit ahead of the State Budget to be delivered next month. * * Read more.
A record penalty has been imposed against the former operator of a café at Townsville in regional Queensland, for ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to compensate an employee who was unfairly dismissed. Read more.
A Northern Queensland business operator has been jailed – and then released pending the outcome of his appeal – as a result of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s first contempt-of-court action. Read more.
A swim school franchise network that underpaid its staff across a six-year period is required to implement extensive measures to ensure compliance with workplace laws, after signing up to an Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Fair Work Ombudsman. Read more.