When Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt handed down his third State Budget yesterday, plans to reduce the red tape burden on businesses were notably absent. Read more.
Energy Consumers Australia (ECA) released its first ever Energy Consumer Sentiment Survey and report last week (July 27) and it makes for some interesting reading. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is alarmed at the electricity price increases proposed by the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) in its draft determination. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is concerned that many small businesses will be asked to pay an extra 9.3 per cent a year in electricity charges. Read more.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) welcomes electricity retail price deregulation in South East Queensland from July 1, 2016. Read more.
Too often, businesspeople are pressured into making their HR problems go away with secret payments to disgruntled staff. But is that simply feeding an insatiable beast? Read more.
It'll happen. There will come a time when one of your employees acts in a way that means they simply can't stay on. As business owners, doing something about it falls to you. But there are ways you can make it easier on yourself, your business and the person you're letting go. Read more.
Despite simplifying more than 500 state-based awards into a national set of 122 Modern Awards a few years ago, getting payments right is still a headache. In certain industries – think shift-workers and casual hospitality staff – it’s even tougher for employers to avoid pay mistakes. Read more.
You'll be hard-pressed to find an employer who enjoys paying leave loading, workers' comp, super or tax. But the law takes a dim view of bosses who try to pass employees off as contractors to avoid these costs. Read more.