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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 …

Online Learning: Person-centred Emergency Preparedness

Online Learning: Person-centred Emergency Preparedness

Expression of Interest: Self-paced online learning in Person-centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) People experiencing homelessness are more exposed to the risks from events such as floods, cyclones, bushfires, and COVID-19. Person-centred approaches put people and their support needs at the centre of disaster management. This means including people experiencing homelessness and the services that support them in identifying and …

Business Accelerator Coaching Program

Business Accelerator Coaching Program

Commencing date is Friday 21st October (brochure date is incorrect, page 2) and second session is 18th November. Total 6 sessions and there will not be a session in December. Venue: South Burnett Enterprise Centre from 9.00am to 3.00pm. KCCI will be contribute half of the cost. Limited to 20 people.   General outline eXecforce is …

2023 Australia Day Awards

Australia Day nominations for 2023 are now open! Nominations are now open for the South Burnett region’s annual Australia Day Awards for 2023. The awards will be presented on Sunday 22 January 2023 at the Nanango Showgrounds. These awards allow equal opportunity across the entire South Burnett to recognise the invaluable work being done by the …

Buy Queensland update for suppliers

Buy Queensland update for suppliers

Welcome to another Buy Queensland update for suppliers. It’s hard to believe we are already past the halfway point of 2022, and things are heating up in Queensland Government Procurement as we head into Spring. This edition focuses on social procurement –highlighting the benefits it can bring to our local communities. If social procurement and social enterprises …