Saturday, September 21, 2019

How much will my business get back from the tax cuts?

The Coalition is planning to bring forward legislation so its tax cuts for small and medium-sized businesses five years sooner than expected, a move...

Queensland mine to cut 400 jobs

Global resources business Glencore will sack hundreds of Hail Creek mine workers in what it has dubbed a “restructure” of its operations. In a report...

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...

Federal Government establishes drought finance taskforce

The Federal Government has created a new drought finance taskforce with Australia’s biggest banks in an attempt to provide relief to drought-affected farmers and...

Shell to create 350 jobs with new project in regional Queensland

Global giant Shell will unveil its next natural gas development, with the project estimated to be worth about $500 million and create hundreds of...

Round 3 Grant Funding – Building Better Regions Fund

Round Three of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF) is now open. It's a $641.6 million fund set up by the Australian Government to create jobs, drive economic...

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...