Thursday, August 22, 2019

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",...

Business pleads with PM for dismissal law shake-up

Business leaders have warned that “going away money” has become a feature of the Australian workplace and will call on Scott Morrison to make...

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...

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...

Instant asset write-off to be extended

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the government will extend the time frame and the financial limit of the instant asset write-off...

Queensland’s unemployment rate now the highest in Australia

The jobless rate in Queensland is now the highest in the country, with today’s data release from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing...

What the Banking Royal Commission findings mean for business

Industry associations and small business stakeholders have welcomed the recommendations outlined in the final report of the Banking Royal Commission.The Royal Commission...

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...

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...

Government acts on casual workers

The Federal Government will recommend changes to prevent casual workers from 'double-dipping' with back-pay claims in response to a recent ruling in...