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Queensland on track to set new Queensland export record.

Queensland is on track to post another record trade result with a massive boost in export sales for the January 2017 quarter, according to the Queensland Government.

Queensland posted a record $52 billion in exports last year. The result for the January 2017 quarter (November and December last year and January this year) is so strong, that it is on track to break that record. 

The value of Queensland goods exported in January this was $5.3 billion higher – an increase of 45% – compared to January 2016.

Key gains were in the value of coking coal, LNG, crops including chickpeas.

A Queensland Government trade mission would seek to make deeper in-roads into key markets India (4th largest export market) and Singapore (8th).

 

 

$20,000 Youth Boost Extended

The Queensland Government has extended its offer of $20,000 for employers hiring staff aged between 15 and 24 years in regional Queensland for another eight months.

The $20,000 Youth Boost employer support payment was provided under the Government’s $100 million Back to Work has helped more than 1800 people back into the workforce in regional Queensland. There are more than 780 applications pending approval.

To date the $100 million Back to Work program has supported 875 businesses to employ 1805 workers in regional Queensland, with the majority of applications have come from small business – 367 have come from businesses with one to four employees, while another 610 applications were from businesses with staff of five to 19.

The Back to Work Youth Boost has been extended until 31 October 2017.

For more detail about the program:

ICN Information Session

Supplier Information Session will provide local businesses with an overview of Industry Capability Network (ICN) services and how they are utilised by suppliers and major projects, including the North Queensland Stadium and Adani’s Carmichael Mine Project.

With the recent announcement of these projects, this session will provide you with information to help position your business to win work.

ICN is a pivotal connection between major projects and the best suppliers in the region. For more than 30 years, we have worked with local suppliers and projects managers to support local industry participation.

Come along to learn about how to access regional projects and raise your profile with major buyers.

 Location: Gladstone  Rockhampton
 Date:  Wednesday, 22 March
Registration: 7:30am
Presentation: 8:00 – 10:00am
 Thursday, 23 March
Registration: 11:30am
Presentation: 12:00 – 2:00pm
 Where:  Leo Zussino Building
CQ University,
Bryan Jordan Drive
GLADSTONE Q 4680
 Marquis Room
Quality Hotel Regent
192 Bolsover Street
ROCKHAMPTON Q 4700
Cost:   Free  

As places are strictly limited to 2 people per organisation, please Register your Interest to attend one of these sessions by Friday, 17 March 2017.

Queensland Building Plan – Submissions Due 15 March 2017

The Queensland Government has extended the deadline for formal written submissions on the Queensland Building Plan.

To date more than 800 people having attended the face-to-face consultation sessions so far, and more than 450 people submitting online feedback.

To ensure everyone is provided with the opportunity to provide input the deadline for written submissions has been extended until March 15..

Surveys area available on a range of topics such as building certification, licensing reforms and security of payment.

 

To register for a session or to have your say online, visit: queenslandbuildingplan.engagementhq.com

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