As the election date draws closer and pre-polling booths have opened, CCIQ would like to take a minute to review some of the energy and electricity policies on offer. Electricity prices are a key battleground for all parties as the cost of electricity to Queensland small businesses has risen by over 50% in the past two years. Read more.
Late November ABS data revealed activity across the Queensland economy reached $309 billion during 2016/17, growing by 1.8% over the past year. Growth in Queensland lagged the national average of 2.0%, behind New South Wales, Victoria and the Territories as the fastest growing regions in the past year. As a share of the national economy, Queensland contributes 18% of the nation’s $1.7 trillion in economic output. Read more.
Every three and a half minutes an unfair dismissal claim is made against an employer. Read more.
CCIQ has long advocated for the strength, capacity and capability of Queensland’s manufacturers and has today welcomed the Premier’s commitment to manufacturing, but not the populist rhetoric that accompanied it. Read more.
Queensland small businesses go into the November 25 State Election most calling on all sides of politics to commit to addressing energy costs, infrastructure investment across Queensland, and payroll tax. Read more.
Seven Melbourne workers will be repaid more than $100,000 after the Fair Work Ombudsman executed an enforceable undertaking with Transfab Reinforcement Australia Pty Ltd, a manufacturing company which prepares prefabricated housing materials. Read more.
As the Queensland election battle intensifies, three of the peak bodies representing business are combining to make sure that the issue is acted on by all sides of politics and commitments are made to drive real change and reduce energy costs. Energy Alliance2 Read more.
Each year the M1 costs businesses in South-East Queensland $400m in lost productivity and CCIQ is pleased to see that policies are being developed to solve the South-East’s major bottleneck. Read more.
As part of the Queensland Election CCIQ and small businesses across the state have called on all sides of politics to commit to developing policies that support the state's growth. Read more.