Chamber urges Shorten rethink on wages

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 18 March 2019
Chamber urges Shorten rethink on wages
The Gold Coast's peak business body is urging Bill Shorten to "get real" in relation to wages in Australia. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce president Martin Hall said Mr Shorten's recent comments about the need to introduce his proposed "living wage" disregarded the reality that Australia already one of the highest minimum wage rates in the world. "Mr Shorten clearly doesn't comprehend that small businesses are the predominant type of business ...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - March 2019

Posted on 5 March 2019
Greetings all as we cool down into autumn!

State Parliament has completed its first two weeks of the sitting year and disappointingly we have endured another tax slug on everyday Queenslanders with the Palaszczuk Labor Government passing a new tax into Queensland Law. The so-called "Waste Tax" will collect $1,300 million from taxpayers over the next four years with only $150 million of that amount being returned for waste and environmental matters.  The rest of the...
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Chamber welcomes launch of landing system

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 5 March 2019
Chamber welcomes launch of landing system
The city's largest business lobby group has welcomed the launch of the Gold Coast Airport's new landing system. The Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses between Main Beach and Burleigh and west to Nerang, says the Instrument Landing System at Gold Coast Airport is essential. Chamber president Martin Hall said if the Gold Coast wanted to be taken seriously as an international tourism and business hub, the city's infrastructure needed to keep pace...
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Chamber fights for share of Games surplus

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 5 March 2019
Chamber fights for share of Games surplus
The city's largest business lobby group says the $167 million the State Government saved during the Commonwealth Games should be spent supporting Gold Coast businesses. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce president Martin Hall said many of the city's businesses suffered during the Games and the State Government should invest in the area to offset the losses. "The Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce was very supportive of the Commonwealth Games but there were some signi...
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Chamber drives ahead with name change plan

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 11 January 2019
The Gold Coast's most influential business lobby group is pushing ahead with plans to change its name to Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce after a vote of members was stymied. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce president Martin Hall said the planned new name was more reflective of the group's membership and its influence in the region but not all business groups in the area agreed. At a Special General Meeting held today members of the Gold Coast Central chamber voted overwhe...
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Gold Coast economy riding crest of wave

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 11 January 2019
The Gold Coast economy continues to outperform other parts of Queensland and Australia as it emerges as an economic powerhouse. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce president Martin Hall said the city now accounted for one in every 10 Queensland jobs and that were now more than 300,000 workers in the region. "The Gold Coast's economic performance stands in stark contrast to other parts of the State where growth remains subdued in some areas and non-existent in other,'...
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