COVID-19

Queensland Small Business Commissioner Update

Queensland Small Business Commissioner Update

From the Commissioner As many of you would know, the Queensland Government has announced some restrictions will start to apply for certain business types and for unvaccinated people on 17 December. In short, only vaccinated staff and customers will be permitted at businesses offering non-essential leisure activities. In return, these businesses will be able to …

COVID-19 vaccination requirement when attending UnitingCare facilities

Dear valued supplier, UnitingCare Queensland is a mission-led organisation whose core purpose is improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities, encompassing Blue Care, The Wesley Hospital, St Andrews War Memorial Hospital, Buderim Private Hospital, St Stephens Hospital, UnitingCare’s many community, family and disability programs and services, and Lifeline centres and Lifeline retail …

Refusal of Service and Unvaccinated Staff

After the Premier’s press conference earlier this week when she announced the roadmap to opening (a Christmas Miracle), a couple of key points have come to light. It will be up to business to determine if they wish to serve unvaccinated people in their business – if they do, they may have restrictions put on …

Tourism Industry News – Spring 2021 edition

Tourism Industry News – Spring 2021 edition

The COVID-19 lockdowns across the country continue to have an enormous impact on our tourism and events industry. We are working across the Queensland Government and with our industry partners to to support Queensland’s tourism industry, and share some good news along the way. Applications for the $10,000, $15,000 and $30,000 2021 COVID-19 Business Support Grants are now …

Refusal of Service and Mandatory Vaccinations

Of late businesses and Chambers across the state have been asking for clarity regarding two issues: What rights does a business have with regards to mandating vaccinations for staff? Can a business refuse service to a person who hasn’t been vaccinated? Both issues are complicated and emotive and until State or Federal governments bring in …

Wide Bay Burnett freight and logistics operators

Please find below important information on freight and logistics requirements and the Queensland Freight Protocol, impacting on movements across the border between NSW and Queensland. This information is provided by Queensland Health, and we are distributing it on their behalf. Please share with anyone in your industry who may be impacted. If you have any …

Tourism Industry Update

The Queensland Government has announced a $47.75 million Tourism and Hospitality Sector COVID-19 Lockdown Support Package to assist businesses impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns in Queensland and other states. The package is providing a range of rebates, fee and payroll tax relief measures to provide immediate support for tourism and hospitality businesses impacted by the recent COVID-19 lockdowns. …

COVID-19 Business Support grants to open on August 16

Queensland Government Media Release Queensland businesses can now start preparing their applications for the Palaszczuk Government’s $5,000 2021 COVID-19 Business Support grants, which will open at midday on Monday August 16. Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said guidelines and templates were now available for the grant program that will help small and …