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MEET & GREET THE NEW FRASER COAST COUNCILLORS @ COMBINED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE BREAKFAST MEETING @ THE BROLGA THEATRE

May 30th, 2012

COMBINED FRASER COAST CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE INTRODUCE NEW COUNCIL TEAM ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE @ BROLGA THEATRE BREAKFAST.




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URGENT MESSAGE REGARDING THE COMBINED CHAMBER BREAKFAST 31st May  2012

We have had a fabulous response and great interest across all Chambers in meeting our new Mayor and Councillors.

As there will be 160 people in attendance, the format has had to change.

Registration will commence at 6.15am and a buffet breakfast will now be served from 6.30am. Please arrive early or you will miss out.

For those who have not registered, please do not just turn up as there is no further seating available.

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NAB SPEAKER SPIRO PAPADOPOULOS AT COMBINED CHAMBERS BREAKFAST FOR MARYBOROUGH & HERVEY BAY FRASER COAST

November 7th, 2011

Dear Members & Supporters,

Hervey Bay & Maryborough Joint Chamber Breakfast Invite
10 November, 2011 (Thursday THIS week)
Venue: Hervey Bay RSL
REMINDER – FINAL CHANCE TO REGISTER

Topic: Economic Update

Speaker: Spiros Papadopoulos, National Australia Bank


Spiros Papadopoulos is the Senior Markets Economist at National Australia Bank, and is based in the NAB’s dealing room in Melbourne. Spiros is involved in the analysis and forecasting of the macroeconomic outlook for the Australian and international economies.

Spiros joined National Australia Bank in 1996. In 2000 he moved to the UK, where he was the Senior Economist in the NAB’s dealing room in London. Spiros returned to Melbourne in 2001 to take up his current role.

Prior to joining National Australia Bank, Spiros worked at the Reserve Bank of Australia, in various roles in their Economic Analysis Group.

When:   Thursday, 10 November
Where:  The Hervey Bay RSL, 11-13 Torquay Road, Pialba
Time:     6.45am for a 7.00am start
Cost:     $20 Members
$25 Non Members
RSVP:   8 November, 2011

CLICK HERE to download registration form.

Don’t miss this breakfast – RSVP today!

Business Card Draw sponsored by Mango 4

Speaker Sponsored by the National Australia Bank

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QUEENSLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE

June 2nd, 2011

Welcome to Wonderful Wednesday

As a valued customer, I’d like to introduce you to Wonderful Wednesday.

Starting today, every Wednesday between 12 – 12.30 pm you will receive an email direct to your inbox where you will find details of upcoming courses in your area.

With CCIQ Training, not only will you benefit from our extensive industry experience and learn from experienced and knowledgeable trainers but if you book into one of these courses before 2 pm on Friday 3 June 2011, you will go into a draw to win an online training course of your choice up to the value of $150.00*.

This week’s Wonderful Wednesday courses in the Sunshine Coast are:

  • 20 June 2011 – Functioning as a Workplace Health and Safety Officer – Core
  • 27 June 2011 – Certificate IV Occupational Health & Safety Qualification
  • 27 June 2011 – Promote Team Effectiveness
  • 27 June 2011 – Ensure Team Effectiveness

Don’t delay, book before 2 pm on Friday 3 June 2011 by calling 1300 572 439 and don’t forget to quote Wonderful Wednesday to make sure you go into the draw.

Yours sincerely

CCIQ Training

*Terms and Conditions apply

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QUEENSLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY HAS REBRANDED ITSELF & UPDATED ITS WEB PRESENCE

May 25th, 2011

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New Brand and Website

Dear valued members and customers,

Recently, we have launched a new CCIQ brand and website.

In recent months, you have let us know that you – as business owners, entrepreneurs and managers – are time poor and need accurate and easy to understand information at your fingertips. Our new website is evidence that we are listening and responding.

To meet our sole goal of better serving Queensland businesses, we took a good, hard look at the way we structure our services and communicate them to you – our members and customers.

Key features of the new CCIQ website include:
  1. A direct link to search for upcoming training courses on our homepage. This is in response to your feedback that training is a highly valued service. Click here.
  2. Comprehensive information on all the services we offer to help your business, found under the services button on the top navigation bar.  These include CCIQ Advocacy, CCIQ Apprenticeships, CCIQ Consulting, CCIQ HR, CCIQ International, CCIQ Law, CCIQ Safety, CCIQ Sustainability and CCIQ Training. Click here.
  3. Map and directions to all CCIQ offices & Local Chamber of Commerce Offices found under the regions button on the top navigation bar. Click here.
  4. Information on our community programs including our School Business Community Partnership Brokers Program, Youth Invest. Click here.
  5. Information on upcoming events and webinars to keep you up-to-date on latest legislation, and to connect you with state and national leaders and decision makers. Click here.
Information you value

To make sure that we provide you with the most relevant information, we have also developed a CCIQ customer portal.

First and foremost, this will allow you to choose your areas of interests and subscriptions. You will also be able to view and update your contact details and to track online enquiries with the ‘member-only’ employer assistance line (EAL) team. More features will be added over time for your benefit. Click here to register for our portal.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us on             1300 731 988      . We value your opinion, so please also take this opportunity to let us know what you think of our new website by clicking the feedback button at the bottom of the site.

This is the first of many new initiatives that you will see rolled out over the near future to improve our service and value.

We’re doing everything we can to make your experience with us better.

CCIQ team

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LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION TO SPEAK AT HERVEY BAY QLD CHAMBER BREAKFAST

April 23rd, 2011

Hervey Bay & Maryborough

Chamber Breakfast

4 May, 2011

Speaker:   Jeff Seeney, Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for State Development
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure & Planning
Shadow Minister for Reconstruction
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Topic:        Small & Medium business in Regional Towns –
What actions and support will be forthcoming
from the LNP to enable them to survive and
prosper


The Hervey Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Maryborough Chamber of Commerce invites you to join them at their first joint breakfast for the 2011 year:

When:   Wednesday, 4 May
Where:  The Boat Club, Buccaneer Drive, Urangan
Time:     6.45am for a 7.00am start
Cost:     $30 Members
$40 Non Members
RSVP:   3 May (10am)

Seats will be limited, so REGISTER NOW!

Pre registration and payment (by EFT or Credit Card) must be made prior to 10am, 3 May.

CLICK HERE to download registration form. Registration form must be faxed to 1300 886 993 or sent via email to admin@herveybaychamber.asn.au

Sharon Philp
Chamber Secretariat
E: admin@herveybaychamber.asn.au

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WORKPLACE HEALTH & SAFETY NEEDS & CHANGES.MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

March 25th, 2011

WORKPLACE PRACTICES NEED YOUR INPUT

21 March 2011

In this special edition:

> Business Update
> CCIQ Survey
> Key Elements of the National WHS Act
> Key Changes from current Queensland WHS requirements
> Where to from here?
> Further Information

Business Update

Harmonisation of Workplace Health and Safety

On the 1 January 2012, all jurisdictions across Australia will implement model work health and safety (WHS) laws. This harmonisation process is part of the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) National Reform Agenda where all Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments agreed to achieve national consistency through the development of a WHS legislative framework (including model WHS Act, model regulations and Codes of Practice).

The WHS harmonisation process was agreed to in order to deliver similar laws in each jurisdiction to ensure a more consistent approach across state borders, reduce the red tape and compliance costs on business and create a seamless national economy.

The national model Work Health and Safety Act was endorsed by the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in December 2009. Now, Safe Work Australia (SWA) is consulting on a range of documents that aim to assist employers and other duty holders to comply with their respective duties of care and include the Draft Model WHS Regulations and Model Codes of Practice. The main elements of the new national WHS Act are listed below for your information.

CCIQ Survey

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is currently preparing a submission to SWA in response to this consultation process, as well as preparing information to assist our members and the businesses who receive our WHS services to prepare for the forthcoming changes in legislation. We are also working with Workplace Health and Safety Queensland on issues in the lead up to and implementation of the new legislation in Queensland.

As part of CCIQ’s submission to SWA we are undertaking a survey of businesses to obtain an understanding of where employers are at in relation to WHS and to identify concerns employers have about moving to a new system from 1 January 2012. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will close at 5pm on Wednesday 30 March 2011.

To complete the survey click here.

Key Elements of the National Model WHS Act

The national model Work Health and Safety Act was endorsed by the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council in December 2009. Under the Act, duties of care exist for employers, persons in control of a workplace, upstream parties (such as designers, manufacturers, importers, suppliers and installers) as well as workers.

Detailed information on the national model WHS Act is available on the SWA explanatory memorandum which can be found by following the link at the Safe Work Australia website.

Within the national model WHS Act is the primary duty of care for employers will be to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of workers and others who may be affected by the carrying out of work. Furthermore, there will be a requirement that officers of corporations and unincorporated bodies exercise due diligence to ensure compliance.

Other key elements of the national model WHS requirements include:

  • Reporting requirements for notifiable incidents such as the serious illness, injury or death of persons and dangerous incidents arising out of the business or undertaking;
  • Authorisations such as licences, permits and registrations (eg. for persons engaged in high risk work or users of certain plant or substances);
  • Provision for worker consultation, participation and representation at the workplace;
  • Provision for the resolution of health and safety issues;
  • Protection against discrimination for those who exercise or perform, or seek to exercise or perform, powers, functions or rights under the Act;
  • An entry permit scheme that allows union officials to inquire into suspected contraventions affecting workers who are members, or eligible to be members of the relevant union and to consult and advise such workers about health and safety matters;
  • Compliance and enforcement measures and sanctions, including enforceable undertakings; and
  • Regulation-making powers and administrative processes, such as the review of decisions.

Key Changes from Current Queensland WHS Requirements

One of the key changes between current Queensland WHS laws and the new system is that the duty of care is quantified by the term “reasonably practicable”, meaning that employers will be required to do what is reasonably practicable to ensure the WHS of their employees, rather than the current obligation for employers to “ensure” the WHS of their employees (an absolute duty of care).

Furthermore, workers will be required to exercise reasonable care to ensure that their acts or omissions do not adversely affect the health and safety of other persons at the workplace.

There will also be a move away from company directors being held liable for infringements by the company, however they will be required to have a positive and proactive duty to exercise due diligence. This requires company directors to:

  • Acquire and keep up-to-date knowledge of health and safety matters;
  • Gain an understanding of hazards and risks associated with the company’s operations;
  • Ensure appropriate resources are available for use to eliminate/minimise risks from work carried out;
  • Ensure appropriate processes for obtaining information about incidents, hazards and risks, and responding to them;
  • Ensure processes for complying with duties are implemented, e.g. reporting, consultation arrangements, training and instruction;
  • Verify the provision and use of resources for the matters listed above.

Other key changes between current Queensland WHS laws and the new laws include:

  • There is no reverse onus of proof. The onus of proving all elements of an offence, including whether the duty holder has adopted reasonable practicable measures, rests with the Regulator;
  • Workplace Health and Safety Officers (WHSOs) will not be required, however health and safety representatives (HSRs) have increased training and rights within the workplace;
  • HSRs will represent defined work groups which need to be negotiated with the business operator;
  • Health and safety issues are to be resolved in accordance with an agreed dispute resolution procedure which must be in writing;
  • HSRs will be able to issue provisional improvement notices (PIN’s) and can direct workers to cease work after consultation and an attempt to resolve an issue, or without consultation if there is an immediate and imminent threat to health and safety.

Where To From Here?

The model WHS Act was agreed in 2009. The model WHS Regulations and priority model Codes of Practice have been released for public consultation until the 4 April 2011. Following the closure of this consultation period, SWA will review all submissions and make necessary changes.

In June 2011, the model WHS Regulations package will be presented to and agreed by the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council. Following approval by Cabinet, all State and Territory Governments will then be responsible for implementing the model Act, Regulations and Codes of Practice in their jurisdictions for commencement on the 1 January 2012.

Further Information

Additional information on the current consultation process is available on the Safe Work Australia website. To contact CCIQ, please email policy@cciq.com.au.

To complete the survey and go in the draw for a $250 Coles Group and Myer Gift Voucher, please complete the attached survey by 5pm Wednesday 30th March 2011.

Contact t: 07 3842 2267 | e: policy@cciq.com.au | w: www.cciq.com.au

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FRASER COAST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS FIRST BREAKFAST MEETING FOR 2011

February 14th, 2011

Dear Members and Supporters,

FCYP Maryborough’s First Breakfast for the Year 2011


‘The Road to Recovery’

After a rocky start to 2011, Maryborough along with the rest of Queensland is ready to get back on its feet – the question is… what can you do to help?

Our first Maryborough breakfast for 2011 will focus not only on how new visitors will be brought to our region but what can we as individuals and Young Professionals do to help rebuild our local economy. Our guest speakers will be General Manager of Fraser Coast Tourism, Damien Massingham, Marketing and Media Manager Tourism Fraser Coast, Danielle Andreuzzi and Executive Manager Customer Service, Marketing & Tourism for Fraser Coast Regional Council Lisa Stephenson who will all share with us some important information on our current tourism situation and how we can help assist the rebuilding of our region practically and economically.

The smallest efforts are often the most important!

Spread the word!

RSVP HERE TODAY:  fcyp.whosattending.com/events/34

Event Details

When: Thursday 24 February 2011
Where: Maryborough RSL
Time: 6:30 am arrival for a 6:45 am start, finishing at 8:00 am
Cost: $15.00 per person (includes guest speaker, full buffet breakfast and hot / cold beverages)


Don’t miss this very special morning!

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BUSINESS BRIEFING BY BRISBANE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

November 4th, 2010

SPECIAL BRIEFING
DATE THURSDAY, 28 OCTOBER
2010
TIME 7:00am for 7:15 start
Breakfast will be served
VENUE Queensland Tennis Centre,
(Pat Rafter Arena)
190 King Arthur Terrace
Tennyson, QLD 4105
SPEAKERS Mike Traynor Partner
RSVP 26/10/2010
COST $35 Members
$40 Non Members

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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE TO REMAIN RELEVANT

September 28th, 2010

Together we will best address the challenges for Queensland’s Chamber

movement

One of the biggest challenges for the Chamber movement is ensuring that

we remain highly relevant to today’s business community.

Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland (CCIQ) is planning a forum for

all Queensland local chambers in March 2011. The purpose will be to help

participants develop relevant skills and knowledge to drive business prosperity

and enable member businesses to achieve a solid bottom line and seed for growth.

We ask that you complete our Expression of Interest form to let us know whether

you would be interested in attending a state-wide forum and what key

issues/topics you feel your chamber would benefit from learning more about.

To help us progress in our planning we ask that you complete this brief online

form

For further information please call us on 07 3842 2267 or

email policy@cciq.com.au

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FC YOUNG PROFESSIONALS BREAKFAST AT MARYBOROUGH QLD

August 19th, 2010

Breakfast in Maryborough Qld Thursday August 26 –2010


Come and start your day the only way. Great local Business Man, Shams Dean, Local Owner of McDonalds Restaurants Maryborough and Hervey Bay will be with us to share his journey. This is a morning not to miss. Be encouraged by a local that has achieved great measures of success.

WHAT’S STOPPING YOU FROM COMING? ONLY YOU!

Lot’s of new and fresh ideas.

When: Thursday 26 August 2010

Where: Maryborough RSL

Time: 6:30am arrival for 6:45am start to 8:00am

Cost: $15.00 per person (Includes great Guest Speaker, Full Buffet breakfast, hot and cold beverages and an unforgettable morning)

RSVP HERE

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