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Expression of Interest – Business / Agencies – Continuity Plans

Please see attached EOI for Businesses/Agencies in relation to updating and workshopping continuity plans. I am seeking your support in sharing this flyer please to ensure all agencies get an opportunity to make sure theirs is up to date and share ideas as a collaborative  Once I have numbers on whom would like to attend …

KCCI Hires Full-Time Manager

KCCI Hires Full-Time Manager

Article courtesy of southburnett.com.au There was some big news shared at the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s annual general meeting last week, including the fact that from next year the business association will have a full-time paid manager. Executive member Nina Temperton (South Burnett CTC) announced that a local businessman, Mick Johnson, had stepped …

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – December 2022

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – December 2022

From the Commissioner It has been an honour to have served the small businesses of Queensland for the past six years in the inaugural roles of Small Business Champion and Small Business Commissioner, and I depart the role of Small Business Commissioner feeling blessed, happy and proud. It is hard to believe that two and …

CCIQ Chamber update – HR & IR Alert

CCIQ Chamber update – HR & IR Alert

IR Alert New reforms (As of today – Nov 8, they are being debated – CCIQ will update as issues are settled) An IR Alert was sent to our members on last week with some excellent information about the Christmas-New Year period considerations, as well as an update on a new workplace entitlement for all …

The journey to Brisbane 2032: Business opportunity update

Suppliers are you ready? Thank you for registering for business opportunity updates to get set for the Green and Gold Runway to the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Whether your goal is to supply directly to the Queensland Government and the Games, or indirectly via the supply chain, there will be significant opportunities in …

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – October 2022

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – October 2022

From the Commissioner Did you know that regional Queensland is home to more businesses than the Greater Brisbane area? According to recent data presented by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, 54% of Queensland businesses are based outside of Brisbane, unlike most other states where the majority of businesses are based in capital city …

New Business Wellness Coaching fills an important gap

Free emotional counselling and wellbeing support is now available to rural and small business owners in Southern Queensland following the launch of a new program by the Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS) Southern Queensland. The new Business Wellness Coaching Program, made possible by a $6.75 million funding package by the Queensland Government, allows the SBFCS Southern …

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 …