Saturday, April 4, 2020

Scrap metal king invests in future ahead of waste levy

BRISBANE scrap metal king Todd Wanless has made a multimillion-dollar investment in new machinery in preparation for the State Government’s controversial waste levy. Mr Wanless,...

Business confidence up following Federal Election

New research from Westpac shows small business confidence has significantly improved following the Federal Election last month; with 55% of businesses saying they were...

Make Toowoomba CBD ‘destination’: Plea to fix vacancies

The Ray White Between the Lines Toowoomba CBD and Retail Strip Overview report, released last month, showed CBD vacancy of 18.66 per...
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Banks admit wrongdoing on small business loans

Australia's banks have admitted to lending-related fraud, fee errors and abusing small business trust in answers to questions from the banking royal commission into...
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CCIQ Interview with Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=videoseries?list=PLuIo8PBo-3vd3K7pmIMc4op_hU2d9_RO1&ecver=2]CC   The Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Head of Media Dan Petrie sat down with Queensland Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington to hear her plan...

Merchant Lending: A Lucrative Alternative to Bank Loans

An inability for small businesses to gain loans from banks has given rise to merchant lending: a product with no fixed term credit that...

Mining companies set to lose billions after Jackie Trad’s threat

Thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in potential investment could be at risk as Australia's ­biggest miners face the threat of a $20 billion...

Coalition injects $2 billion into SME loans

The Morrison government will create a $2 billion lending fund to make it easier, cheaper and simpler for small businesses to raise credit. In comments obtained...

Big bonuses for Queensland’s electricity bosses despite consumer outrage

Queensland power bosses have pocketed extravagant bonuses despite a surge in complaints by consumers over costs and supply. Revealed by The Courier-Mail, Queensland’s state-owned power utilities paid...
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Mixed response from stakeholders on Adani timeline plan

Queensland Labor's under-siege members of parliament have backed the Premier's decision to create a timeline for Adani's approvals process.