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CCIQ Update – JobKeeper 2.0 Just Announced

CCIQ Update – JobKeeper 2.0 Just Announced

Today, the Prime Minister confirmed that JobKeeper will continue on in its current form as initially planned until 27 September.  Beyond September, the scheme will continue, with some modifications, until March 2021. After this date and up to the end of December 2020, JobKeeper 2.0 will operate with a 2 tier payment system: $1200 per …

COVID Safe Checklist

COVID Safe Checklist

There are a number of COVID checklists, and like almost everything the govt has put out, there is a bit of ‘grey’ out there as to which one to use. For those businesses not required to use a ‘specific’ form, CLICK HERE for the one which CCIQ has been informed will work.

CCIQ June Quarter 2020 Pulse Survey

The CCIQ Suncorp Pulse Survey of business conditions for the June 2020 quarter is now open. We need your feedback about what’s impacting your business today, and what will influence your decision-making over the next three months. The COVID-19 outbreak has undoubtedly had a substantial effect on the majority of businesses worldwide. The hot topic questions throughout the survey aim to …

Vinnies CEO Sleepout – donations still welcome

Mark Pitt, CEO at South Burnett Regional Council, has recently completed the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, and donations are still welcome to reach his goal. Every night, thousands of Australians experience homelessness. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This year I’m taking part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout to raise money for the St …

RDA acknowledged for COVID leadership and support

RDA acknowledged for COVID leadership and support

The Commonwealth Government has commended the leadership of Regional Development Australia Wide Bay Burnett (RDA WBB) in supporting the economic and community response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories Nola Marino said that RDA Wide Bay Burnett’s engagement with their community, business and all levels of government had been vital …

Rural Economic Development Grants round 3 open

Regional Queensland agricultural businesses have the opportunity to share in $10m worth of grants to help fund job-creating projects across the state. Expressions of interest are open for round three of the Queensland Government Rural Economic Development (RED) Grants, which QRIDA administer on behalf of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Co-contribution grants of up to …

Request for assistance: Entrepreneurs’ wellbeing and coping during COVID-19

My name’s Hayley, I’m a Research Assistant from Curtin University’s Future of Work Institute. I’m contacting Australian business and industry groups to try to connect with Australian entrepreneurs who might be interested in taking part in a study by the Centre for Transformative Work Design. This study is researching entrepreneurs’ work design, wellbeing, and coping during …

Advocacy update: A second round of grants available

This morning Queensland’s Minister for Small Business Shannon Fentiman announced an additional $100 million to fund a second round of grants for small business, with half of the funds allocated for even distributed to small businesses across regional Queensland. Since the first round was exhausted within days, we have been advocating and working with the …

A new way to support your local retailers

A new way to support your local retailers

Introducing ShopLocal.com.au As a representatives of a business industry organisation, I know you understand the challenges small retail businesses in local communities face. I’d like to introduce Shop Local, an online marketplace being created to address these challenges. Shoplocal.com.au is currently seeking expressions of interest from sellers in your community who would like to find out more …