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Local Buy Reaches Out

Local Buy Reaches Out

Local Buy – the procurement partner for local councils – is looking for businesses to register to supply goods and services across Queensland.

Subsidy To Rehire Trainees

Subsidy To Rehire Trainees

Small business apprentices and trainees who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been advised to consider local councils when they want to rejoin the workforce.

Women Wanted For Business Course

Women Wanted For Business Course

At least 10 women living in Kingaroy and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to take part in a year-long business-building program after the South Burnett was selected for the latest round of The Seed Scheme.

GM Refuses Plea From Dealers

GM Refuses Plea From Dealers

General Motors has refused a request to extend its deadline for Holden dealers, forcing businesses across Australia to accept “grossly unfair” compensation, according to the Australian Automotive Dealer Association (AADA).

Offers To Go To Moreton Creditors

Offers To Go To Moreton Creditors

Creditors of Moreton Resources and its subsidiary companies – placed into voluntary administration on June 11 – will meet on July 6 to consider expressions of interests into acquiring the company’s assets.

Minimum Wage Up 1.75pc

Minimum Wage Up 1.75pc

The Fair Work Ombudsman has reminded employers the national minimum wage has risen to $19.84 per hour (up from $19.49) or $753.80 per week (up from $740.80).

Land Tax Deadline Extended

Land Tax Deadline Extended

The application deadline for State Government land tax rebates will be extended four months to help COVID-affected Queensland businesses.

Free Lung Checks For Miners

Free Lung Checks For Miners

Current and former mine and quarry workers in Queensland will now have access to free lung checks to test for mine dust diseases such as silicosis.

New Papers Vie For Readers

New Papers Vie For Readers

The South Burnett looks set to be at the centre of a mini newspaper “war” with two new print options set to launch next month.

Power Prices To Drop Again

Power Prices To Drop Again

Regional power bills will drop by an average $84 a year for households and $75 for small businesses in 2020-21, the State Government announced on Thursday.

Council Offers Incentives

Council Offers Incentives

South Burnett Regional Council will review its infrastructure charges after a neighbouring Council announced it will waive them for the next two years to attract new businesses.

Free Business Mentorship Explained

Free Business Mentorship Explained

The Federal Government’s Business LEAP Program – which aims to foster entrepreneurship in the Wide Bay area – was the focus of attention at this week’s Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce and Industry meet’n’greet.

Fuel Cell Gets Go-Ahead

Fuel Cell Gets Go-Ahead

Durong will get a 24-hour fuel cell more than a year after the SBRC first began seeking public feedback on the idea

Business Grant Round To Open

Business Grant Round To Open

A second round of small business grants designed to helped Queensland small businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19 has been announced.

KCCI To Meet On Zoom Again

KCCI To Meet On Zoom Again

Following the success of its Zoom experiment last month, the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce will also be holding its next meet’n’greet online.

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