Queensland waste levy increase to be deferred

An increase to the waste levy that was due to hit July 1st has been set back by six...

An increase to the waste levy that was due to hit July 1st has been set back by six months. The new date for the increase will be the 1st January 2021. The move comes as the Queensland state government looks to assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. An overwhelming...

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Retailers & Palaszczuk Government work together against Domestic Violence

The National Retail Association has joined forces with the Palaszczuk Government to launch a Domestic Violence Retailer Support Program...

The National Retail Association has joined forces with the Palaszczuk Government to launch a Domestic Violence Retailer Support Program to assist small to medium businesses in addressing domestic and family violence. Dominique Lamb, CEO of the National Retail Association, said that retailers can play a part in combatting domestic and...

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Retailers welcome QLD Govt. COVID-19 small business grants

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the announcement by the Queensland State Government to provide $100 million worth...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has welcomed the announcement by the Queensland State Government to provide $100 million worth of grants to struggling small businesses suffering from the impact of COVID-19. The program will see eligible small businesses apply for grants valued up to $10,000 to mitigate the economic impact...

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Payroll tax a good start, but more required to support small business

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today acknowledged payroll tax relief as a good start, but urged the state...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has today acknowledged payroll tax relief as a good start, but urged the state government to provide further assistance to help struggling small business. NRA CEO Dominque Lamb said that the package contained some worthwhile measures, but any second-round stimulus package from the state government...

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Retailers welcome Coronavirus payroll tax relief

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland State Government to provide payroll tax relief...

The National Retail Association has today welcomed the announcement by the Queensland State Government to provide payroll tax relief to businesses impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. Under the measure, small and medium businesses throughout Queensland with a wage bill up to $6.5 million may be eligible to defer their payroll...

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QLD Retailers: Are you prepared for the Bag Ban?

The Queensland Bag Ban Legislation The Queensland Government has passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 which will forbid retailers...

The Queensland Bag Ban Legislation The Queensland Government has passed the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017 which will forbid retailers from providing or selling lightweight plastic bags (known as single-use singlet bags) from 1 July 2018. To ensure consistency for the retail sector, Queensland will adopt a similar law to South...

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Employer incentives of $20,000 available now in regional QLD

Don't miss out!Remember that Queensland employers have an additional incentive to hire local young people this festive season.As announced...

Don't miss out!Remember that Queensland employers have an additional incentive to hire local young people this festive season.As announced in early November, the Queensland Government is offering a offering a $20,000 kick-back for regional businesses who hire unemployed youths as part of their Back to Work 'Youth Boost' Program.The...

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Jobs QLD discussion paper released

Jobs Queensland has been established by the Queensland Government to provide strategic advice to the Government on future skills...

Jobs Queensland has been established by the Queensland Government to provide strategic advice to the Government on future skills requirements, workforce planning and development issues and the apprenticeship and traineeship system in Queensland.There have been numerous reviews and reports into apprenticeships and traineeships, and agreement is that the apprenticeship...

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Queensland Training subsidies and incentives

In July, the 2016-17 Annual VET Investment Plan was released. It outlines the Queensland Government's planned investment in vocational education and...

In July, the 2016-17 Annual VET Investment Plan was released. It outlines the Queensland Government's planned investment in vocational education and training over the coming year; a record $810.7 million in skills and training, an increase of $56.1 million from last year.Over 1/4 million Queenslanders undertake publicly funded training every year with...

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Revised training packages update

The National Retail Association (NRA) has been selected as the industry intelligence provider for the Queensland Government through the VET...

The National Retail Association (NRA) has been selected as the industry intelligence provider for the Queensland Government through the VET Industry Engagement Program. This position gives us the platform to advocate and recommend the reforms our members believe are needed for the retail sector around skills, training and workforce development. You...

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Queensland Parliament to hear report on labour hire arrangements in 2016

Labour hire companies operating in Queensland may be subject to licensing and registration requirements in the near future, as...

Labour hire companies operating in Queensland may be subject to licensing and registration requirements in the near future, as the Queensland Parliament launches an investigation into the nature of these businesses and allegations of sham contracting.The review, headed by the Finance and Administration Committee, will consider both the social...

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Tell the QLD Government about your training priorities!

We’re excited to have been once again selected as the retail skills advisor for the Queensland Government through the...

We’re excited to have been once again selected as the retail skills advisor for the Queensland Government through the VET Industry Engagement Program. The purpose of the Program is to advocate and recommend the reforms needed right now for the Queensland retail sector around skills, training and workforce development.As...

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QLD Alert: Changes to Work Health Safety Laws

As a result of the Queensland Government’s “Improving Safety for Queenslanders at Work” Policy, Work Health and Safety laws...

As a result of the Queensland Government’s “Improving Safety for Queenslanders at Work” Policy, Work Health and Safety laws in Queensland have changed effective 22 October 2015. The amendments to the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 are as follows:WHS entry permit holders allowed to enter a workplace...

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