The unfortunate news of George Calombaris’ restaurants underpaying staff $2.6 million is a timely reminder for business to improve systems and processes especially in light of impending introduction of Single Touch Payroll (STPR) legislation that comes into force next year. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes childcare reforms, which should increase workforce participation through financially assisting parents in returning to work. Read more.
The pending introduction of the Australian Tax Office’s (ATO's) Single Touch Payroll Reporting (STPR) requirements from July 2018 will create significant changes for how businesses across the country report to and engage with regulators. Read more.
New childcare legisaltion has been welcomed by the Queensland small business community, with more women hopefully able to return to the workplace. Read more.
The Federal Government has made significant changes to Australia’s superannuation system. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has expressed concern about the long-term impact on small business in Queensland as the nation’s triple-A rating comes under serious threat. Read more.
The Queensland small business community – from cafes, bars and hostels through to farms in the north of the state – can breathe a sigh of relief after the Backpacker Tax was finally settled. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has urged the Federal Government to dump the controversial backpacker tax or put the state’s tourism industry at risk. Read more.
In relation to the recent State Personalised Transport Review, CCIQ’s overarching position was that we supported competition in the market and the entry of alternatives such as Uber. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the State Government has reacted with balance in finding a compromise for the personalised transport industry. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes a new initiative to double the payroll tax rebate for employing apprentices or trainees from 25 per cent to 50 per cent. Read more.
With budgets and elections the talk of the past few months, much has been said and promised to tackle Queensland’s rising youth unemployment. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) congratulates the Coalition on the opportunity given to it by Australian voters to govern for a second term. Read more.
Throughout this Federal Election, we have witnessed a relentless misinformation campaign about the role business plays in Australia’s economic success story. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is delighted that the Federal Budget has recognised small business as the backbone of the economy. Read more.