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KCCI Meet & Greet - 14th May 2019 hosted by Crowies Paints
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 11:13

KCCI last M&G was hosted by Crowies Paints, Kingaroy on 14th May 2019.

Please click on the link below for SB Online article for more information

Crowies Outlet First In Queensland

Backing QLD Small Business & Creating Local Jobs
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 10:18

LNP Backing Small Business Policies

Fiona Simpson (Shadow Minister for Employment & Small Business) together with Deb Frecklington, Leader of the State LNP team, are delighted to release two new policies as part of Small Business Week to help champion Queensland’s great small businesses.

Giving small businesses a fair go to better access $15 billion of State Government contracts is a key plank in our “Prioritising Procurement” policy.

This will help unlock more opportunity for local businesses to grow local jobs by prioritising government procurement to ensure small businesses get priority consideration for contracts up to $250,000.

We also have a plan to inspire another generation of young entrepreneurs with mentoring programs to learn business and financial literacy skills to help launch and grow their own businesses.

Small businesses are the backbone of Queensland’s economy and the LNP wants to help existing businesses get ahead and support the next generation of small business leaders.

Their prioritising procurement policy will put Queensland SMEs front and centre in procurement decisions to make sure taxpayer dollars are spent supporting those businesses that support our regions.

These LNP policies deliver value for money and back small businesses to grow, invest and succeed.

Today’s announcement also includes a plan to mentor 8000 young Queenslanders and provide them with the tools to launch their own small business.

There is high unemployment, a youth jobs crisis in regional Queensland, low wage growth and a lack of confidence in many areas.

The March Sensis Business Index ranked the Palaszczuk Labor Government as the least popular government among small and medium sized businesses for the fourth consecutive quarter.

The April CommSec State of the States report ranked Queensland in 6th place nationally.

The statistics speak for themselves and that’s why the LNP is committed to making Queensland the economic powerhouse it once was, while backing small business in the process.

LNP Government policies to back small business:

  1. No new taxes
  2. Fair pay policy
  3. Red tape reduction
  4. Inspire the next generation
  5. Prioritise procurement
  6. Cheaper electricity

To view our policies:


To participate on a Small Business Survey, you can also go to: www.lnpbusinessportal.com.au

They welcome your feedback and insight into how we can make our great State even better.


Heartfelt Plea From Officer In Charge - Kingaroy Police
Friday, 31 May 2019 15:42

Please click the link below to read what Senior Sergeant David Tierney's plea to all.


Dinner with the Captains
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 15:42

Relay for Life - Dinner with the Captains is on Saturday 27th July at Kingaroy Town Hall.

Click here for flyer with full details

2019 Taabinga Rotary Club Bookarama
Thursday, 09 May 2019 16:13

The Taabinga Rotary Club will be holding its 11th Bookarama Book Sale at the Kingaroy Town Hall on the second weekend in September.

During the year, we collect donations of books to use at the book sale.

Last year, the funds went to:

  • Kingaroy Hospital Auxiliary (towards the purchase of a second ultra sound machine)
  • Royal Flying Doctor Service. (This invaluable organisation continues to service the South Burnett)
  • Buy a Bale. (A plan to buy bales of hay for drought-stricken farmers)

The support that the club has had to the book sale over the last 10 years by the people of the South Burnett has been fantastic.

Click here for flyer

However, They NEED BOOKS! All donations of books can be left at:

Murgon – AKA Accounting, 88 Lamb Street, Murgon (thanks to Andrea Anning)

Wondai – Datawave Internet, 12 Scott Street, Wondai (thanks to Luke Radunz)

Kingaroy - Collection bin at Kingaroy Shoppingworld (next to Big W)

Kingaroy - JA Carroll & Son, Solicitors, 12 King Street, Kingaroy

Kingaroy - Ken Mills Toyota, Youngman Street, Kingaroy

Kingaroy - Kingaroy Joinery, 94-96 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy (thanks to Darren Kefford)

Kingaroy – Office Central, 163 Haly Street, Kingaroy (thanks to Susan Robertson)

Kingaroy – Collection bin at IGA Kingaroy (thanks to Trace O’Neill)

Nanango – Fleming’s Garage, 29 Fitzroy Street, Nanango (thanks to Brian Fleming)

Nanango - JA Carroll & Son, Solicitors, 75 Drayton Street, Nanango

Yarraman – Bendigo Bank, 23 Toomey Street, Yarraman (thanks to Anne Woodrow)

Blackbutt – Information Centre, 69 Hart Street, Blackbutt

Business South Burnett
Thursday, 28 March 2019 16:43

South Burnett Localised is here

Business SB new online local business network, Localised is another way we’re working hard to make South Burnett a great place to start and grow a business.
Joining is easy, quick and free. You can start exploring businesses, project opportunities and networking and professional development events as soon as you register.

Benefits for your business

By joining Localised, you can:

  • Build your brand and promote your expertise, goods and services
  • Find local business events and training relevant to you
  • Share your business’ good news
  • Access more local business leads & hear about big projects and procurements
  • Find local suppliers - discover other local businesses you didn’t know existed

Find out more about this great initiative - list your business today!

How do I register?

It’s easy and free to list your business and by joining you'll be helping to grow the local business community.
Click here to register your business.

EOIs open for grants to help businesses manage energy consumption and reduce power bills
Monday, 25 March 2019 09:34

David Littleproud MP advises small business across Maranoa of a new government grant that will assist in managing energy consumption & costs.

The Energy Efficient Communities Program will deliver $50 million of grants to assist businesses & community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices & technologies & better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.  This measures will deliver up to 3 million tonnes of abatement to 2030.

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Click here for expression of interest form

New Fair Work regulation clarifies offsetting rules for casual loading payments
Monday, 07 January 2019 13:21

Employers who incorrectly classify employees as casual instead of full-time or part-time could be responsible for back paying various entitlements under the National Employment Standards (NES), following a recent Federal Court of Australia decision in Workpac v Skene [2018] FCAFC 131.

However, the Government has varied the Fair Work Regulations 2009 to clarify that employers, in certain circumstances, may claim that an employee's casual loading payments should be offset against certain NES entitlements owing to the employee.

This regulation came into effect on 18 December 2018.

How does the new regulation work?

The new regulation applies where all of the following criteria are met:

  • An employee is employed by their employer on a casual basis
  • The employee is paid a casual loading that is clearly identifiable as being an amount paid to compensate the person in lieu of entitlements that casual employees are not entitled to under the NES, such as personal or annual leave
  • Despite being classified by the employer as a casual, the employee was in fact a full-time or part-time employee for some or all of their employment for the purposes of the NES
  • The employee has made a claim to be paid for one or more of the NES entitlements (that casual employees do not have) that they didn't receive for all or some of the time that they were incorrectly classified as a casual.

If all of these points are satisfied, an employer can make a claim to have the casual loading payments made to the employee taken into account when working out the entitlements owing to the employee for the relevant NES entitlements.

The new regulation applies to employment periods that occurred before, or that occurred on or after, 18 December 2018.

Visit the Federal Register of Legislation to read the  Fair Work Amendment (Casual Loading Offset) Regulations 2018.

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