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Townsville Chamber update – 8 Feb 2019

Townsville Chamber update – 8 Feb 2019

Posted 8 February, 2019 by Townsville Chamber

In the wake of the extraordinary weather event that affected Townsville, the Townsville Chamber has been fully involved in recovery efforts.  Here is a quick snap shot of our activities in February. As of this week, the Chamber sits on three economic recovery groups : The city’s Economic Recovery Taskforce, which meets every other day; […]

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AI Group Skilling Survey

AI Group Skilling Survey

Posted 1 February, 2019 by Townsville Chamber

The Australian Industry Group (AI Group)’s 2018 Workforce Development Needs Survey provides an important gauge of employer sentiment around skill needs andtraining practices at a critical time for industry transformation, has found major skills pressures facing employers. New approaches to education, training and re-skilling must be implemented to maximise the benefits of the digital economy. The […]

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APRA removes interest-only benchmark

APRA removes interest-only benchmark

Posted 1 February, 2019 by Townsville Chamber

APRA to remove interest-only benchmark for residential mortgage lending Published by APRA 19 December 2018, available here. The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) has announced that it will remove its supervisory benchmark on interest-only residential mortgage lending by authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs). The benchmark was put in place as a temporary measure in March 2017, […]

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Hotspots of Skills in Demand: January to June 2019

Hotspots of Skills in Demand: January to June 2019

Posted 30 January, 2019 by The Web

Hays Specialist Recruitment have released the Hays Jobs Report, with the following information published on their website here. If you’d like to know which skills are in demand, or what recruiting, salary or candidate trends are impacting your sector, this report has the answers.  The Hays Jobs Report is a guide to current hotspots of […]

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Townsville Chamber Update

Townsville Chamber Update

Posted 18 January, 2019 by Townsville Chamber

The last Chamber update was just before Melbourne Cup and the end of 2018 was a whirlwind of activities.  Here’s an update of what has been happening since November. MEETINGS Board members and President represented the Chamber at 53 meetings during November and December.  The CEO met one on one with 15 members during the […]

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Donation Ban Update

Donation Ban Update

Posted 17 January, 2019 by The Web

The following is an excerpt from the Property Council of Australia’s Advocacy Alert. The Electoral Commission of Queensland (ECQ) has issued fresh advice to property developers, following the passage of Commonwealth legislation aimed at preventing state-based campaign donation laws from impacting on federal elections.  The new advice relates to the Queensland Government’s Prohibited Donor Scheme, which aims […]

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