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COVID-19 Update

As COVID-19 is continuing to cause disruptions, please see below information regarding some immediate and upcoming changes which may affect your business. Digital Contact Tracing Yesterday, Premier Palaszczuk announced all businesses who collect customer information, must now use digital methods and paper-based collections will no longer be acceptable. At CCIQ, we recognise the importance of …

Building Better Regions Fund-Round 5 Guidelines

Building Better Regions Fund-Round 5 Guidelines

Guidelines for Round 5 of the Building Better Regions Fund Released   The Australian Government has now released guidelines for round five of the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). BBRF includes an Infrastructure stream and Community Investment Stream. The $1.04 BBRF supports the Australian Government’s commitment to: drive economic growth build stronger regional communities into the future. …

CCIQ advocacy and media update: The State Budget

CCIQ advocacy and media update: The State Budget

It’s fair to say we were underwhelmed by today’s 20-21 State Budget. We knew the budget would simply be delivering the Palaszczuk Government’s pre-election commitments, however, we had been vocal in pushing for further stimulus measures, including a waiver of the existing payroll tax deferrals, to help cushion businesses for when concessional loan repayments and …

Vine and Shine Trail

Vine and Shine Trail

Say hello to Queensland’s first wine-trail Have you met the Vine and Shine Trail yet? Launched just this week is Queensland’s first state-wide wine trail that connects over 70 wineries, vineyards, and cellar doors across Queensland. Keep an eye out for operators from our very own regions of the Granite Belt, South Burnett and Toowoomba. The Vine …

October council area data reports now available

October council area data reports now available

Discover the latest data and insights from across the SQC region The data reports for October are now available under the Resources tab – you can also access them by clicking on this link –> Data by council region (2020) Last month saw the following results across the region: In Goondiwindi, occupancy has increased 17.24% since …

Give it a Go in Queensland!

Give it a Go in Queensland!

We’re after workers to give it a go… Loads of Queensland tourism and hospitality businesses are looking for staff right now. From chic cafes in Coolangatta to rainforest retreats in Cape York, we’re after workers to give it a go. The Queensland Government is working closely with the tourism industry to rebuild the sector, including the …

Thank-you from Deb Frecklington

Thank-you from Deb Frecklington

It is a great honour and a privilege to be elected for a fourth term as the Member for Nanango. I am very humbled, and sincerely thank my community for putting their faith in me. I took on this role to make a difference in our regional areas, and I will continue to fight for …

Skills Focus Training Hub

The Skills Focus Training Hub has lots of free training relating to job skill preparation, leadership, IT and marketing. A free online training to help COVID-19 impacted Queensland workers. Visit skillsfocus.com.au