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Blackbutt Avocado Festival seek aspiring performers

Blackbutt Avocado Festival seek aspiring performers

The team behind the Blackbutt Avocado Festival is pleased to launch the Resilience through Laughter workshop series, welcoming clown and mask theatre specialist Clint Bolster to Blackbutt from June – September 2022. Registrations are now open for two free workshop streams for youth (ages 12-17) and the general community (ages 18+). Performances developed during the …

SMILE to extend across State

SMILE to extend across State

Article & images courtesy of southburnett.com.au The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s mental wellbeing program, SMILE 4 BIZ, is set to be rolled out to more than 50 other Chambers throughout Queensland. SMILE (Supporting Mental Wellbeing through Leadership, Education) was launched by the KCCI in June 2021. Since then, the KCCI has held a …

New opening dates announced for Business Basics Grants – Round 3

The technical issues experienced with the Business Basics grants application portal on 4 May have been resolved. The portal has been extensively tested and is safe and stable. With the portal ready to go, Round 3 of the Business Basics grants will open for applications as follows: Regional Queensland funding stream – 9am, Monday 16 …

Nominations now open for the 2022 Buy Queensland Supplier Awards

Nominations now open for the 2022 Buy Queensland Supplier Awards

Nominations now open I am delighted to advise that we are now 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 …

Update from the Qld Small Business Commissioner – April 2022

Update from the Qld Small Business Commissioner – April 2022

From the Commissioner Good news, the Small Business Commissioner Act 2022 has now passed through Queensland parliament which retains and expands on the role and functions of this office as of 3 May 2022. The key focus of the Commissioner’s work going forward will include enhancing the operating environment for small businesses in Queensland and …

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – March 2022

Update from the Queensland Small Business Commissioner – March 2022

From the Commissioner I am pleased to confirm that the services we provide have been expanded and made permanently available to small businesses, with the passing of the Small Business Commissioner Bill 2021 through parliament this week. Following Royal Assent, the new legislation will take effect on 3 May 2022. We will provide a full …

CCIQ Federal Budget Brief & Media Release

CCIQ Federal Budget Brief & Media Release

Federal Budget 2022-23 Overview On Tuesday 29 March 2022, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the 2022-23 Federal Budget, the third budget in the COVID-19 pandemic era. This budget delivered a range of initiatives to help ease the cost of living for individuals and families, with a “cost of living” tax offset and a temporary relief on fuel …

COVID restrictions to ease further

As of 1am, Thursday April 14, most venues which have been open only to vaccinated staff and patrons will be open to all! The venues include: Pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants Theme parks, casinos and cinemas Weddings Showgrounds Galleries, libraries, museums and stadiums The requirement for vaccinations will still apply to in vulnerable settings including: …