We spoke with Rockhampton’s Mayoral Candidates. Here’s what they had to say.

We interviewed each of the mayoral candidates (those who agreed to participate) on small business issues. In the first of our 2-part series, we asked: “Thinking about small business generally in the region, what do you see as the issues facing small business, and what would you do to address those issues?” In the second …

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A rear-view facing budget that fails to deliver immediate recovery measures

From the CCIQ: NO immediate payroll tax waivers  NO new stimulus measures   NO bold reform initiatives to transform our economy The 2020-21 State Budget delivered today, fails to deliver the immediate measures needed to protect business ahead of the looming economic cliff said the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ). CCIQ economist Jack Baxter said that despite increased borrowings, …

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Latest small business assistance [Federal & State Governments]

Here is the latest assistance information from both the Queensland and Australian Governments. Australian Government latest announcements and assistance  The Australian Government’s Economic Recovery Plan has been released, which overviews new programs and initiatives for individuals and business to build the economy that were highlighted in the 2020-21 Budget. Boosting Apprenticeships The $1.2 billion Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage subsidy …

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Beef 2021 is a goer!

The message is clear and Beef Australia want you to help shout it from the top paddock, the Board room, the sale yards and the restaurants – BEEF IS ON in Rockhampton next May 2021. In September, the board and management of Beef Australia assembled a Public Health and Safety Working Group with the appropriate …

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November Meeting Highlights

Cocobrew Rockhampton hosting our November general meeting, and our guest speaker was Jesse Gillard, Community Engagement Manager NBN Local – Central Queensland and Remote.

Free film screening for International Day of People with Disability

There is a free film screening of Ride Like a Girl on 3rd December, 2020 at 10:00am at Birch Carroll and Coyle Cinema, Rockhampton. Celebrate International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) by joining Carers Queensland and Arts Central Queensland to celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability with a free showing of the movie Ride Like …

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