The long awaited Finkel Report was released this afternoon bringing clarity and a ‘blueprint’ to fixing the ailing National Electricity Market (NEM). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the Fair Work Commission decision to increase the National Minimum Wage and modern award rates by 3.3 per cent will be the largest increase handed down in seven years. Read more.
When businesses plan for the future, some risk it all on entirely new ideas, products and services, while others look at ways to improve their current offering. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says State Government pre-Budget plans to invest in energy supply is a step in the right direction, but will not reduce electricity prices for small businesses in the short to medium term. Read more.
The pre-Budget announcement to invest in energy supply for Queensland takes some general steps in the right direction, but will not reduce electricity prices for businesses in the short to medium term. Read more.
Queensland small businesses are once again facing an electricity price hike this year with the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) releasing its final determination on notified prices for Regional Queensland. An 8.2 per cent rise has been indicated, sending shockwaves throughout the business community. Read more.
Over the past six months, electricity pricing has become a hot topic, dominating much of the Federal Government’s rhetoric leading up to the 2017-18 Federal Budget in May. However, despite all the posturing, the Budget was energy “lite”. Read more.
In 1894, Pierre de Coubertin proposed the slogan Faster, Higher, Stronger as communicating the ideals of the Olympics. In 2017, businesses face increasing competition to survive in their market and there is room for but a few. In this article, we’ll share five ways you can win gold in your marketplace.
The idea behind technology is that it is supposed to make our lives easier. However, too often it’s just an overwhelming source of frustration and well, expense. It is important to go into the field with a game plan, otherwise you will step into the stadium (or Google) and find yourself surely overwhelmed with every coach, fan and player (software apps and reviews) screaming at you... Read more.
Albert Einstein’s quote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” is well known. It’s what led him to his various discoveries. Einstein kept trying different things and it really is no different in business when it comes to making money. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says the upcoming State Budget must lift business confidence and provide stable, consistent fiscal and economic policy to ensure small businesses continue to invest and employ. Read more.
While the Paris accord on climate change might be centre stage at the moment, CCIQ and members of its ecoBiz program are making real-world energy savings at a grassroots level. Read more.
Businesses which rely on Queensland’s vocational education and training (VET) system to skill their current and future employees will no doubt be wondering what all the changes in this space will mean for them. Read more.
Small businesses in regional Queensland face another $100 hike in their electricity bills following an unexpected increase determined by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA). Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is concerned about proposed labour hire legislation before State Parliament which is “rushed’ and only adds to red tape for small business. Read more.