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Capability Workshops improve chances to win government contracts

2 Oct 2015

A workshop for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander enterprises interested in learning how to win State Government contracts will be held in Mount Isa on Tuesday, 13 October and Dalby on Thursday, 15th October.

Are we facing a shortage of Bricklayers in Queensland?

2 Oct 2015

This week the Australian Financial Review reported on a meeting of Sydney builders concerned about the bricklaying sector slowing down the housing boom in that city. The cost of laying a thousand bricks has reportedly soared from $900 to over $1,500. 

North Queensland Safety Leadership Group Luncheon

30 Sep 2015

The NQ Safety Leadership Group have extended an invitation to attend a Safe Work Month luncheon in Townsville on 30th October.

Changes to Industry Skills Fund from 1 September 2015

25 Sep 2015

Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, newly appointed Minister for Education and Training, recently wrote to CSQ to advise of changes that had been introduced to the Industry Skills Fund (ISF) from 1 September.

Local industry forum to help build construction workforce of the future

24 Sep 2015

A major construction industry forum will be held this Thursday 24 September in Mount Isa to address workforce skills development in North West Queensland through increased participation by Indigenous workers.

Unemployment trends show its never a bad time to be a construction worker

23 Sep 2015

Here at CSQ we closely follow the ABS’s Labour Force survey. Its results provide the best vantage point for watching the ebbs and flows of Queensland’s workforce.

Career back up plan is crucial says Broncos’ prop

23 Sep 2015

Brisbane Broncos Prop Mitchell Dodds is a young man who knows the importance of having a back-up plan.

Local businesses urged to take a tip on winning Govt. work

22 Sep 2015

Cairns businesses can find out how to tender for billions of dollars worth of government work at a half-day workshop later this month. Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham said the Tendering for Government Business Workshop was designed to educate local businesses on the Government’s procurement processes and helped to maximise their chances of securing work.

Queensland businesses claim $1.3 million in new payroll tax exemptions

21 Sep 2015

Almost 1,400 Queensland businesses have claimed nearly $1.3 million in payroll tax rebates during the first two months of the Palaszczuk Government’s scheme to encourage hiring apprentices and trainees.

Effective Indigenous engagement for contractors

21 Sep 2015

Be sure to check out this upcoming workshop about engaging more Indigenous business and staff? 

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