Border Bubble Explained

With the new restrictions coming into effect over the weekend this is your guide to how our border works now.

JobKeeper payments extended

Minister for Finance, Mathias Cormann, has ended discussion surrounding the design of the JobKeeper scheme in the wake of Victoria's rise in cases.

Amendments to COVID-Safe Industry Plan & Events Framework

The Queensland Government has made further amendments to the restrictions on businesses and activities relevant to the tourism and events industry.

QLD's Regulatory Support for Commercial Tenants

In response to the Federal Government’s release of a Code of Conduct regulating commercial leases, the Queensland Government has introduced regulations under the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020.

QLD BORDER UPDATE: Closures Announced

Business conditions continue to flatline in Queensland

The results of the recent CCIQ-Suncorp Pulse Survey of Business Conditions are in and its showing COVID-19 is still wreaking havoc across Queensland.

Member Spotlight: Golden Words Proofreading & PR

As the world moves online, Golden Words is your friendly and affordable solution to concise, clear and error free communication.

How trams will change Gold Coast Hwy

With Transport Minister, Mark Bailey, confirming that consultation held in March showed support for the highway route; here is your update on the road ahead...literally.

Insurance challenges: ASBFEO launches an inquiry

Small and family businesses have faced difficulties with their insurance companies, ASBFEO have launched an inquiry to investigate the practices of the insurance industry and consider whether insurance products are fit for purpose.

Currumbin MP offers support to frustrated locals

Currumbin MP, Laura Gerber, is offering some support in these frustrating and confusing times.

JobKeeper: What has changed?

Hundreds of “zombie” businesses have warned the government they will close their doors when the JobKeeper cash runs out. PM warned 1 in 10 businesses won’t survive after support ends.

Surfers stand up for koalas

Koalas are set to dine out on the success of one of the last major gatherings held on the Gold Coast before the Coronavirus pandemic forced the shutdown of the international events industry.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation seeks items for upcoming raffle

The Currumbin Wildlife Hospital team are seeking support of businesses to donate a raffle or auction item to be used in an upcoming raffle in September.

Division 14 Councillor Newsletter - August 2020

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

Member Spotlight: REM Media

Based on the Gold Coast, the team at REM has been delivering integrated Graphic Design and Print solutions to help clients across Australia grow their brands since 2011.

SWELL Sculpture Festival is ON!

Exciting news! Pop the champagne! Tell your friends! Plan your trip! 11-20 September 2020

What's happening locally this week?

Check out the latest news on all things road works, local council investment and planning. Keep up to date with what happening in the local area and plan ahead for your small business.

UPDATE Covid-19 Restrictions: Businesses, activities and undertakings

New directions has been given to reinstate the restriction for businesses to ensure all dining and drinking is for seated patrons, and provide clarity for event organisers.

Latest on the Light Rail

Southern Gold Coast business owners are aghast at Mayor Tom Tate’s push for light rail to sidestep Palm Beach and its “whingers”, fearing they will miss a huge commercial bump.

Public vs. Private

Understanding the role your private (company) policy plays in conjunction with public (legal) policy.

Member Spotlight: Shine Lawyers (Robina)

Started in 1976 in Toowoomba, Queensland, this Australian owned company continues to go above and beyond in the pursuit of justice.

Gold Coast Airport: welcomes returning services

Queensland Airports Limited CEO Chris Mills has welcomed the return of the Gold Coast-Adelaide service, which will help to restart part of our visitor economy

Single-use plastic straws, plates to be banned

Single-use plastic such as straws and plates will be banned under new legislation tabled in Queensland Parliament.

Gold Coasters brace for ‘disaster’ once JobKeeper payments stop in September

Travel agents, aviation staff and the “working poor’’ are among the thousands of Gold Coasters bracing for “disaster” once JobKeeper payments stop in September.

Tafe Queensland: Latest Online Courses and Webinars

The following courses and webinars are offered by a number of government and industry bodies. Eligibility requirements may apply.

SGC President, Hilary Jacobs, calls for consideration on border

Chamber President, Hilary Jacobs, has backed Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate's suggestion to move the border checkpoint south to Banora Point.

CLOSING SOON: City of Gold Coast Community Organisation Hardship and Recovery Grant Program

Don't miss this opportunity: close on 31 July 2020.

Member Spotlight: 2020 Business Consulting

At 2020 Business Consulting; Small and Medium Business Owners can achieve their personal and business goals through coaching and consulting with a focus on delivering tangible results.

Member Spotlight: Mango Kar Dynamix

Peter Blades is very proud of what Mango Kar Dynamix is accomplishing and knows the importance of delivering a premium and quality Gold Coast Car Cleaning service.

Queensland Government ends talks over a global tourism hub in the city

THE State Government has killed off talk of a global tourism hub on the Gold Coast – and will not sign off on a monopoly deal with The Star for its Broadbeach casino-resort.

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