Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Coalition to chase small business votes with new measures

The Federal Government is developing a range of economic measures to bolster small business, as Prime Minister Scott Morrison prioritises smaller businesses ahead of the...

Unions rally in country-wide push for demands

Unions will use rallies attended by tens of thousands of workers across Australia to increase pressure on the Coalition government and Labor leader Bill...

Living wage ‘could push Australia into recession’

A so-called living wage could push Australia into recession, according to the Institute of Public Affairs, which says Labor’s plans to lift...

When Does Changing the Rules Become Moving the Goalposts?

Last year, after hearing 6,000 submissions and analysing mountains of economic data, the Fair Work Commission decided to reduce some Sunday penalty rates -...
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Data Deep Dive on the Queensland Jobs Market

Total Employment in Queensland The September ABS Labour force release showed total employed persons in Queensland rose modestly for the 24th consecutive month by around...

Budget Offers Highways to Small Business Relief While Debt Concern Lingers

Queensland Treasurer Jackie Trad’s first State Budget has a championed a growth narrative with positive announcements around infrastructure and small business, although questions still...

100 jobs to go in Queensland as RT Edwards closes retail stores over next...

Increasingly difficult trading conditions have forced RT Edwards to close its 15 Queensland electrical goods stores and online operations, putting approximately 100...

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...

Gold Coast business leaders’ calls for the next stage of light rail

Gold Coast business leaders want the re-elected Morrison Government to “put its money where its mouth is” on stalled light rail and...

Fair Work Ombudsman’s Bid to Impose $4M penalty thrown out

The Federal Court has thrown out the Fair Work Ombudsman’s bid to have $4.1 million in penalties and compensation imposed on the maritime union...