December 2013

Published a story 17th Dec 2013 9:20 AM

BUSINESSES continue to expect improved trading conditions, according to the latest Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Westpac Survey.

Latest numbers put business expectations generally high

BUSINESSES continue to expect improved trading conditions, according to the latest Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Westpac Survey.

Published a story 10th Dec 2013 8:57 AM

SCHOOL leavers should be required to meet minimum standards to ensure they are ready for the workforce, a business peak body has declared.

Students must be made work ready

SCHOOL leavers should be required to meet minimum standards to ensure they are ready for the workforce, a business peak body has declared.

November 2013

Published a story 15th Nov 2013 6:52 PM

GAIL O'Neill has been named as the Gold Coast businesswoman of the year at the Gold Coast Woman in Business Awards.

Gail O'Neill recognised as GC businesswoman of the year

GAIL O'Neill has been named as the Gold Coast businesswoman of the year at the Gold Coast Woman in Business Awards.

Published a story 12th Nov 2013 9:41 AM

AUSTRALIA’S peak business body has blamed Labor’s opposition to the repeal of the carbon pricing scheme for continued decline in business performance.

Profits dip close to a record low

AUSTRALIA’S peak business body has blamed Labor’s opposition to the repeal of the carbon pricing scheme for continued decline in business performance.

Published a story 5th Nov 2013 9:12 AM

ALMOST a third of business owners work at least 49 hours a week, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Long hours come with territory

ALMOST a third of business owners work at least 49 hours a week, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

October 2013

Published a story 29th Oct 2013 2:04 PM

SPORT and recreation activities have grown in to a $12.8 billion industry in Australia, according to new figures released by the ABS.

Sport and rec now big boom industry

SPORT and recreation activities have grown in to a $12.8 billion industry in Australia, according to new figures released by the ABS.

Published a story 28th Oct 2013 10:27 AM

THE inaugural Tweed Fusion event has been hailed a success, with thoughts already turning to how it will grow over the coming year.

Fusion event likely to grow after weekend success

THE inaugural Tweed Fusion event has been hailed a success, with thoughts already turning to how it will grow over the coming year.

September 2013

Published a story 30th Sep 2013 3:55 PM

YOUTH crime in Queensland is falling at a fairly rapid rate, more than 7% year-on-year and more than 8% the year before that.

Embarrassing youth with name and shame laws not the answer

YOUTH crime in Queensland is falling at a fairly rapid rate, more than 7% year-on-year and more than 8% the year before that.

August 2013

Published a story 20th Aug 2013 9:22 AM

THE Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for urgent action to stop the decline in apprenticeships.

Urgent call to end decline in training

THE Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for urgent action to stop the decline in apprenticeships.

Published a story 12th Aug 2013 9:46 PM

BUSINESS peak bodies have been lukewarm on the idea that last week’s cut to official interest rates could boost business confidence in regional Australia.

Rate cut hasn't convinced peak bodies on business confidence

BUSINESS peak bodies have been lukewarm on the idea that last week’s cut to official interest rates could boost business confidence in regional Australia.

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