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Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – September 2022

From the Commissioner These days we have come to expect the unexpected, and September delivered – with small businesses needing to navigate a public holiday on the 22nd, for a national day of mourning in honour of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. What an outstanding and inspiring example of a life dedicated to service …

Compliance Matters newsletter September 2022

The growth of ethical supply Ensuring government only does business with ethical suppliers requires substantial policy, procurement and compliance across the whole of government. A staged approach has seen the imposition of the Ethical Supply Threshold (the Threshold) and Ethical Supplier Mandate (the Mandate) to the two main construction categories (buildings and roads/highways) This was …

Online Learning: Person-centred Emergency Preparedness

Online Learning: Person-centred Emergency Preparedness

Expression of Interest: Self-paced online learning in Person-centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) People experiencing homelessness are more exposed to the risks from events such as floods, cyclones, bushfires, and COVID-19. Person-centred approaches put people and their support needs at the centre of disaster management. This means including people experiencing homelessness and the services that support them in identifying and …

Business Accelerator Coaching Program

Business Accelerator Coaching Program

Commencing date is Friday 21st October (brochure date is incorrect, page 2) and second session is 18th November. Total 6 sessions and there will not be a session in December. Venue: South Burnett Enterprise Centre from 9.00am to 3.00pm. KCCI will be contribute half of the cost. Limited to 20 people.   General outline eXecforce is …

2023 Australia Day Awards

Australia Day nominations for 2023 are now open! Nominations are now open for the South Burnett region’s annual Australia Day Awards for 2023. The awards will be presented on Sunday 22 January 2023 at the Nanango Showgrounds. These awards allow equal opportunity across the entire South Burnett to recognise the invaluable work being done by the …

Buy Queensland update for suppliers

Buy Queensland update for suppliers

Welcome to another Buy Queensland update for suppliers. It’s hard to believe we are already past the halfway point of 2022, and things are heating up in Queensland Government Procurement as we head into Spring. This edition focuses on social procurement –highlighting the benefits it can bring to our local communities. If social procurement and social enterprises …

Businesses Urged To Lobby MPs

Businesses Urged To Lobby MPs

Article & image courtesy of southburnett.com.au The sombre facts about domestic violence in the local community and the demand for mental health services were highlighted at the latest Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry meet’n’greet. South Burnett CTC hosted the September gathering of local businesspeople at the South Burnett Enterprise Centre on Tuesday night. It …

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – July 2022

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – July 2022

From the Commissioner This month, I have seen an unusually diverse range of enquiries, requests for assistance and disputes come through my office. A common theme for disputes is the return of bond or bank guarantee at the end of a retail tenancy. This could suggest an increased number of small businesses are either closing …

Youth Leaders Host Night

Youth Leaders Host Night

Article courtesy of southburnett.com.au   South Burnett Regional Youth Council members hosted the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s July meet’n’greet on Tuesday night. The get-together, in the Kingaroy Town Hall Reception Room, attracted more than 60 local business people. It was an opportunity for the Youth Council members to meet some of the local …