Keeping Qld front of mind in Japan

See how Qantas and a Japanese musician's 2019 partnership is keeping our state connected internationally in 2020.

Queensland's events are Good to Go

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer has approved an Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events. All event organisers need to familiarise themselves with the approved Industry Framework.

Queensland Small Business Commissioner report

Maree Adshead unpacks the first months activities for the Office of the Queensland Small Business Commissioner and provides key tips for small business, including financial counselling, negotiating leases and securing agreements.

UPDATE: Small Business COVID-19 Adaption Grant

The funding round for South East Queensland remains open. Please continue to submit your application.

90 Second Update with Hon Karen Andrews MP

Read the latest news in brief from Minister for Industry, Science and Technology & Federal Member for McPherson: Hon Karen Andrews MP

COVID-19 Small Business Hub

Safe Work Australia has created a new COVID-19 work health and safety information hub for small businesses.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - July 2020

Read the latest news from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill

COVID-19 restrictions easing

Queensland’s Roadmap to Easing COVID-19 restrictions outlines a staged approach to giving Queenslanders more freedom to travel, participate in more activities and hold more gatherings.

The Road to Recovery Series: 2020/21 City Budget - Episode 4

Cr Gail O'Neill (Councillor for Division 14 of the City of Gold Coast) talks with Zac as the they discuss the recently adopted city budget.

The Road to Recovery Series: Hospitality - Episode 3

Join host Zac Revere and guest Steve Edgar, GM of the Surf Club Coolangatta, as they discuss the importance of a traditional Australian staple (such as the local surf club) being able to adapt and embrace the challenge of COVID-19.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary re-opens after 3 month closure

The Sanctuary was forced to close due to the COVID-19 restrictions, however the iconic Sanctuary has now re-opened it's doors in time for the school holidays.

Southern Gold Coast says farewell to tourism and events body

Following the council resolution from 2018, our council-owned entity of Connecting Southern Gold Coast will be wound up from 30 June, 2020, so it's time to say goodbye to the team based in Coolangatta.

Member Spotlight: Focus Plus Service Auditors

Focus Plus Service Auditors have been helping businesses implement change and improve their customer service standard since 2005.

Member Spotlight: Crowley Calvert & Holmes Pty Ltd

This Palm Beach business is busier than ever, supporting their clients as they navigate their way through unprecedented levels of uncertainty and a minefield of financial support.

Changes to Queensland workers compensation laws

Last year there were some changes to the Queensland workers compensation system because of amendments to the Workers Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (Qld). A second raft of changes, many of which could affect your business, will come into force next week on 1 July 2020.

COVID-Safe Industry Plan vs COVID CLEAN

There has been some confusion around the COVID-Safe Industry Plan and the COVID-CLEAN Practicing Business Program.

See the below for a break down on these two topics.

The Road to Recovery Series: 2020/21 City Budget Update - Episode 4

The Road to Recovery with the 2020/21 GCCC budget update with Cr Gail O'Neill, Councillor for Division 14 of the City of Gold Coast.


As restrictions begin to ease, it's never been more important to keep our small business community in business.

National Minimum Wage and Modern Award wages increase decision

National Minimum Wage and Modern Award wages increase by 1.75%: Fair Work Commission decision issued 19 June.

Supporting Business - Training Opportunities with TAFE Queensland

Recently another wave of free or low cost training opportunities have become available to individuals and businesses as part of the Government response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Community Organisation Hardship Grants

The City of Gold Coast is providing $500,000 in funding to support community organisations in their endeavours to respond and recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

The Road to Recovery Series: Tourism - Episode 2

Join host Zac Revere and guest Michael Kelly, GM of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, to explore the lead up to the COVID-19 crisis and what is need for the tourism industry to recover.

The Road to Recovery Series: The Gateway - Episode 1

In this episode, join host Zac Revere with Southern Gold Coast Chamber of Commerce President, Hilary Jacobs, as they address the broader context of the road ahead for the southern Gold Coast Business Community.

Member Spotlight: Kirra Beach Hotel - The best seat in the house

With sweeping views of the Gold Coast, located directly across from world renowned surf break, Kirra Beach, you will have to agree that Kirra Beach Hotel has the best seat in the house.

Member Spotlight: Southern Cross University - Upskilling for the future

See how Southern Cross University can help you regain control over your businesses future, enrol in a short course this July.

Ready, set, apply: another $100 million for small business recovery grants

Last time these Grants ran out in less than 5 days, so get in quick if you want to apply, there are only 10,000 grants so less than 3% of QLD SME's will be lucky!

GREAT NEWS! 🎉 More of our theme parks are reopening.

As restrictions ease and businesses embrace their COVID-Safe plans, our biggest tourism operators are beginning to re-open their doors. See which operators and when below.

Crowley Calvert & Holmes: Tax Time is Coming

Crowley Calvert & Holmes are offering this tax-saving strategy prior to 1 July 2020.

ShopLocal: A new way to support a local retailer

Introducing Shop Local: an online marketplace being created to address the challenges small retail businesses in local communities face.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - June 2020

Read the latest news from Division 14 Councillor Gail O'Neill

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