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Changes to Superannuation

Removal of Superannuation guarantee threshold The ATO has announced the removal of $450 per month threshold of superannuation guarantee as of 1st July 2022. Learn more . Superannuation guarantee default rate increase The ATO has announced an increase to the default superannuation guarantee rate as of 1st July 2022, from 10% to 10.5%.

Small Business Short Courses

Back to Work has developed a range of online Short Courses in partnership with TAFE Queensland to provide additional skills and build confidence for small business employers to encourage retention of their employees. Employers don’t need to have a BTW employee to participate and it is available to all small business employers and their staff …

KCCI Helps Aspiring Nurse

KCCI Helps Aspiring Nurse

Article courtesy of southburnett.com.au Former Kingaroy State High School student Georgia Kerr is now the proud owner of a new iPad to help in her tertiary studies, thanks to the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Georgia, who is studying a Bachelor of Nursing, was awarded the annual $1000 KCCI Bursary at last year’s KSHS …

Reminder to nominate for 2022 Buy Queensland Supplier Awards

Reminder – nominate now! We are still accepting nominations for the 2022 Buy Queensland Supplier Awards which will be presented at a ceremony later in the year. The Awards celebrate the success of the Buy Queensland approach that is delivering genuine opportunities for Queensland businesses to supply goods and services to the Queensland Government. Queensland businesses are …

Plastic Free July

Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics? Find out …

NDIS Business Seminars for First Nations People

As you know, one of the gaps in the NDIS is the number of services that are available and there is also a big gap in culturally appropriate services. CSIA have three indigenous business consulting firms delivering business start-up/help sessions this month all over Queensland.  They are specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. …

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – May 2022

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – May 2022

From the Commissioner As you may already know May was Queensland Small Business Month. I was recently asked, what’s the purpose of Queensland Small Business Month? After attending many events, I believe there are many worthy outcomes: It reminds customers to shop and spend locally with small businesses It’s a chance to highlight and celebrate …

Dusty Hill Vineyard job vacancies

Dusty Hill Vineyard job vacancies

They say, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, so with that in mind, we thought we would share our current vacancies with you! We are currently recruiting for the following vacancies: Dusty Hill Vineyard and Joe’s Grand Hotel: Sous Chef ($70 – $80k per annum) Chef de Partie ($65 – 70k per …

Community feedback welcome on visitor survey

Council is currently reviewing how visitors to the South Burnett are encouraged to stay longer, spend more money, and visit all corners of our beautiful region. Comments from the community and business will help regional tourism development consultancy Tilma Group identify the ideal visitor servicing options for the South Burnett. To have your say, please …

Kicking goals for mental health

Kicking goals for mental health

Article courtesy of southburnett.com.au   The South Burnett has played host for the past few days to retired rugby league superstar Johnathan Thurston AM. Thurston’s stellar career includes stints with the Kangaroos, Maroons, Indigenous All Stars and North Queensland Cowboys as well as numerous awards including multiple Dally M medals, the Clive Churchill Medal and …