Sunday, July 21, 2019

Workers Aren’t Joining Unions Anymore

National union membership has fallen as a proportion of the Australian workforce, falling to 14.6 per cent. Total union membership numbers remain at 1.5...

Big Business to pay SMEs within 20 days in new policy

Australia's largest businesses will be made to pay invoices to small and medium-sized businesses within 20 days as a condition of future government contracts...

Free Tax Clinics for Businesses in Labor Election Sweetener

Small business owners would be able to get advice on their tax at free expert clinics under a new policy announced by Labor, in...

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...

FNQ starved for workers but visa applicants continually denied

The number of skilled migrants applying to work in Far North Queensland has grown exponentially in the past five years however local business advocates...

Coalition injects $2 billion into SME loans

The Morrison government will create a $2 billion lending fund to make it easier, cheaper and simpler for small businesses to raise credit. In comments obtained...

Mining companies set to lose billions after Jackie Trad’s threat

Thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in potential investment could be at risk as Australia's ­biggest miners face the threat of a $20 billion...

Lord Mayor’s Business Award Winners Announced

Brisbane is an ideal environment for fostering economic development and nurturing innovation. Many businesses nominated are drivers of sustainable growth, productivity and prosperity. Brisbane’s economy...

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 -...

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...