Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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...

Toowoomba Leads the Way in Regional Self Determination as Qantas Pilot Training Announcement Lands

The decision by Qantas to establish a pilot training program at Toowoomba Wellcamp airport is an example of how regions can transform themselves with...

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 -...

Hidden Report Shows Public Service Ballooning

Top-tier consulting firm KPMG today released this $165,000 report about the effectiveness of the Queensland public service, revealing some serious under-performance issues. Meanwhile the number...

Taxpayers are Footing the Bill for State Largess

Those who run businesses or work in the private sector might be forgiven for feeling a little jealous of public servants after Queensland industrial...

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...

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...