CCIQ launches Federal Election Policy Analysis online

Friday 30 August, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) says small businesses now have a clear choice between the major parties, which have both provided policies worthy of careful consideration.

CCIQ General Manager Nick Behrens said while there were some underlying concerns with some of the policies, both leaders had shown a commitment to supporting small business in different ways.

It comes as CCIQ launched its Federal Election Policy Analysis online to give small business owners an idea of how the policies of both sides affect them.

“Federal elections are always a great period to achieve outcomes for business and this election has proven to be no different,” he said.

“From the outset, small business made it clear that the next Federal Government must address four key issues: red tape, workplace relations, infrastructure and taxation.

“In our policy analysis we have collated the announcements made as part of the election campaign, and assessed them using a red, green or amber lights based on CCIQ’s position, which is accompanied by in depth commentary.

“This is a valuable tool for small business to use in order to understand how these polices will affect them and their businesses.

“One of the biggest challenges facing small business is the cost of doing business and it is important to know the savings or costs to your business under the next Government.”

As part of its federal election coverage, CCIQ is hosting a webinar on September 5 to run through the policies in detail and take questions from participants.

“The webinar will use this analysis as a basis for discussion but it also a great opportunity for participants to put points up for discussion about the impacts of the policies,” he said.

“Given the current trading environment, it is critical business owners understand what the political landscape could look like in relation to their industry.”

To view the federal election analysis, visit http://www.cciq.com.au/federalelection.

To sign up for the webinar, visit https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/615505014.

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