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Chamber applauds Federal Government budget

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 7 October 2020
Chamber applauds Federal Government budget
The Gold Coast's peak business body has welcomed the Federal Government's 2020. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall said that while the budget would blow out the Government's deficit to more than $200b, the big spending was needed to counter the economic crisis created by COVID-19. Mr Hall said COVID-19 created recession would impact on Australia for many years with the Government's total debt set to increase to more than $1 trillion. He said howev...
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Chamber opposes Coast quarantine proposal

Posted by Martin Hall on 17 September 2020
Chamber opposes Coast quarantine proposal
The Gold Coast's peak business body questions Deputy PM Michael McCormack's plan to use Gold Coast hotels as extra quarantine centres. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall said the plan, while well-intentioned, was short-sighted and potentially could actually hurt many businesses. Mr McCormack has suggested using empty Gold Coast hotel rooms for quarantine as part of a plan to bring home thousands of Australians trapped overseas. But Mr Hall says while th...
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Chamber provides free courses for members

Posted by Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall on 17 September 2020
The Gold Coast's peak business body is to provide its members access to 500 education courses for free. Gold Coast Central Chamber of Commerce President Martin Hall said the Chamber has teamed up with online education provider Go1 to provide the courses, which are fully funded by the Queensland Government. Mr Hall said the Chamber's courses covered a diverse range of business needs. "The Gold Coast Central Chamber is conscious that we need to be doing everything we can to hel...
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September 2020 message from Ray Stevens, State Member for Mermaid

Posted on 7 September 2020
Spring has sprung and you can feel an election is near in the spring air when the Gold Coast Chamber organised a great "Meet the Candidates" breakfast at the Convention Centre.  From my perspective as the Member for Mermaid Beach it was obviously disappointing to see there was no Labor candidate for Mermaid Beach prepared to front up just 2 months out from election day.  However, it was enlightening to hear from all the candidates in a time constricted format and cong...
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A Message from State Member for Mermaid, Ray Stevens - August 2020

Posted on 7 August 2020
With spring just around the corner, we are still stuck on the COVID 19 roundabout.  I empathise with local businesses who last month were looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Sunshine State from interstate as well as potentially New Zealand.  Now we are 'on hold' with strict border restrictions due to three foolish and irresponsible young women who imported the coronavirus from Melbourne to Queensland and we are on tenterhooks waiting for an implosion of corona ...
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Business conditions continue to flatline in Queensland

Posted on 3 August 2020
Business conditions continue to flatline in Queensland               KEY FINDINGS ·Two in three businesses indicated their sales and profitability had declined during the quarter; 54% of businesses are concerned about their viability beyond 12-months when many of the stimulus measures end; and The easing of restrictions and anticipation of the border reopening credited for a slight increase in business sentiment...
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