The Sunshine Coast is on the verge of a visitor explosion with the $350 million expansion of the airport to accommodate additional national and internationals flights by 2020. 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.
More and more Queensland small businesses are being caught in the late payment trap with larger companies failing to pay them on time. Read more.
Small business – the engine room of the Queensland economy – is going along nicely and showing positive signs for the year ahead. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is urging the Federal Government to provide detail quickly and efficiently so that businesses, particularly those in regional Queensland, can plan their workforce and be certain that they have the access to the skilled workers they need. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the announcement by the State Government that it will boost the $240 million ‘Skilling Queenslanders for Work’ initiative by a further $10 million. Read more.
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.
With the release of the New Payments Platform (NPP) due later this year, commercial spectators are predicting Australia could be a cashless society by the year 2020 with the introduction of the instantaneous money transfers. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) expects many small businesses to close completely over the four-day Easter break or reduce their trading hours. Read more.
Monday 3 April, 2017 | By: Default Admin
CCIQ is delighted that Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is making Far North Queensland the first stop on his regional bus tour where he will get to meet many of the 22,049 small businesses that call the region home and contribute to the employment of over 110,000 locals across every imaginable industry. Read more.
Saturday 1 April, 2017 | By: Default Admin
The confidence that many have in the resilience of our North Queensland communities is certainly not misplaced. Read more.
Friday 31 March, 2017 | By: Default Admin
Overall Economic Impact – Still being calculated, Insurance agencies are predicting over a billion dollars in claims. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) said small businesses had taken a huge hit from Cyclone Debbie, but would bounce back with the help of governments, banks, insurance and tourists returning to the region. 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.