COVID-19

Employer incentives

The Australian and Queensland Governments are providing a range of financial incentives for employers to hire job seekers who are long-term unemployed.  Please see below for more information about these incentives and how you may be able to access them. This information is provided by Jobmatch Employment. Download full information here. Download JobMaker Hiring Credit …

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 …

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 …

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 …