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    • Proposed Waste Levy is a Further Impost that Queensland Business Don’t Need: CCIQ

      Tuesday 20 March | By: Default Admin

      Less than 100 days since the Labor Government was sworn in, they have wasted no time reintroducing a previously dumped waste levy that slugs Queensland small businesses.

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    • Which eCommerce site is the best for your business?

      Monday 19 March | By: Default Admin

      We all have heard the phrase that ‘brick and mortar is dead’, given the monumental shift in purchasing behaviours toward the online space. We know it’s important to sell products online to reduce the barriers to purchase for your customers by providing as many opportunities to buy as possible. However, when it comes to making a decision on which platform to start selling on, this is where things can become confusing.

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    • 5 ways to tell if you need a new website

      Thursday 15 March | By: Default Admin

      Is your business struggling to convert customers online? Are you having trouble navigating your own website? Well, guess what? Your customers are too.

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    • $5 Billion Defence Contract, Land 400 a Game-Changer for Ipswich

      Wednesday 14 March | By: Default Admin

      The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has welcomed the awarding of the phase two Land 400 armoured vehicle contract to Rheinmetall Defence Australia.

      The German contractor will undertake work to deliver over 200 combat reconnaissance vehicles to the Australian Army.

      Chamber of Commerce and Industry General Manager, Kate Whittle said that the awarding of the phase two contract sets up the Ipswich and South-East corner for a phase three scope of work estimated to be worth more than $15 billion.

      “This is a great win for Ipswich and the Queensland economy more broadly with high skilled jobs and manufacturing now firmly entrenched in the region.”

      “The opportunity is a boon for small businesses looking to tap into the Australia’s highly sought-after defence contracts,” Ms Whittle said.

      Rheinmetall have already hosted nine industry briefings for small to medium sized enterprises in the last six months attracting more than 200 small to medium sized enterprises to presentations around engagement with local businesses. 

      The maintenance, upgrading and acquisition of vehicles remain part of a strategy to further enhance Queensland as a key manufacturing hub of defence assets. 


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    • Business Cannot Absorb Excessive Wage Increases Says Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland

      Tuesday 13 March | By: Default Admin

      The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has called on the Fair Work Commission to ensure minimum wages do not act as a barrier to employment in a submission lodged with the regulator today.

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