Small business operators from across Australia have spoken loud and clear – reducing penalty rates will allow them to hire more staff and give more work hours to existing staff, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the business community feels daylight saving could impact the state adversely if it not implemented in its entirety. Read more.
Small businesses say that, individually, they are doing reasonably well in these challenging times. Read more.
Higher coal prices have meant an unexpected improvement in the State Budget bottom line, with a forecast operating surplus sitting at $2 billion up from $867 million. Read more.