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    • Changes to NAIF promises to kickstart projects in northern Australia

      Friday 20 April | By: Default Admin

      This week, the Federal Government announced changes to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) in response to the lack of infrastructure projects being funded since its inception three years ago. 

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    • Policy certainty a must at COAG Energy Council

      Friday 20 April | By: Default Admin

      Today will see Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg host his state and territory colleagues to discuss Australia’s energy crisis.

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    • CCIQ Cautions Government Against Bringing Forward Waste levy

      Friday 20 April | By: Default Admin

      The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) has cautioned the State Government against bringing forward its proposed waste levy and instead continue to work with industry partners on providing sustainable long-term solutions.

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    • Queensland’s transitioning economy giving rise to gender diversity

      Thursday 19 April | By: Default Admin

      Queensland’s transition, from the resources construction boom to a more diversified service-based economy, is doing much more for gender diversity than perhaps the many targeted initiatives to tackle the problem of inequality.

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    • Labour Hire License Scheme comes to Queensland

      Thursday 19 April | By: Default Admin

      What has changed? 
      The Queensland Government's Labour Hire Scheme started this week, requiring labour hire businesses to register to be licensed to continue lawfully operating in Queensland. 

      What do I need to do?
      If you're unsure if you are a labour provider, the definition outlined under the Act is, labour hire providers supply workers to work for another business or person and the workers are paid by the labour hire provider for the work they do. There are some exceptions which can be found here. 

      To apply for a license, go to  

      The Queensland Government has allowed for up to 60 days from 16 April 2018 for labour hire firms to lodge their applications. We recommend you start pulling your application together today, as disclosure requirements to obtain the license may be extensive. 

      To obtain a license, you must be able to demonstrate 3 essential principles: 
      • you are a fit and proper person;
      • financial viability of your enterprise; and
      • compliance with laws and obligations associated with labour hire providers'

      The license attracts a yearly application and renewal fee based upon the total amount of wages or salaries paid during the last financial year: 

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