Sunday, August 25, 2019

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...

Queensland Budget 2019: Extra taxes flagged for big business as State Government puts jobs...

Big business will be hit with hundreds of millions of dollars in extra taxes and royalties as the Palaszczuk Government seeks to deliver payroll...

Queensland freezes royalties in favour of coal miner fund

Queensland’s leading miners have been asked to voluntarily fund the development of infrastructure in regional communities instead of receiving an increase in state royalties. The...

Premier Palaszczuk backflips on Adani mine

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has spectacularly backflipped on her government’s forced delays of approvals to controversial Adani coal mine, in the wake...

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...

Federal Election 2019: Coalition returned, must now focus on reforms that matter

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has joined with regional chambers and business groups to congratulate the Liberal-National coalition on...
voting

New insight into small-business voters released

The Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has recently released the percentage breakdowns of small-business owners for the top 20 marginal...

ALP’s permanent work vow

More than one million casual workers will be able to apply for permanency and legally challenge if their boss unreasonably refuses their...

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...

Should businesses be concerned about a living wage?

Small and medium-sized businesses are concerned after Opposition leader Bill Shorten confirmed he will boost the minimum wage to a "living wage",...