QTIC is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Salute to Excellence Awards. Hosted by Chris Parsons, the online live announcement enabled entrants, teachers, parents, trainers and special industry guests to come together to recognise and celebrate the achievements of students and teachers across the industry.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) has launched an inquiry to investigate the practices of the insurance industry that impact small businesses and consider whether small business insurance products are fit for purpose.
We’ve been hearing from an increasing number of members recently about a growing trend of insurance companies denying businesses insurance completely or pricing insurance policies out of reach. QTIC has raised this as an urgent issue in relevant state and federal forums, including with federal members of Parliament . The inquiry announced now will look specifically at addressing these various concerns. While this inquiry is focused on the small business sector, we are quite aware that the problem is affecting all businesses and we will continue to pursue the issue at all levels.
While Queensland finds itself in a very enviable situation compared to most parts of the world and the nation, we are a long way from a full recovery in our industry.
The situation in Victoria and the uncertainty about NSW’s infection trajectory is keeping both government and industry on high alert. We all have an interest in avoiding a slide back into more severe restrictions, let alone a hard border closure. It is a fine line, not least given that a lot of community sentiment appears to favour a more drastic isolation of Queensland.
The Queensland Government has made further amendments to the restrictions on businesses and activities relevant to the tourism and events industry.
These changes have taken immediate effect and include:
QTIC hosted a webinar to go over the Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events in Queensland, answering frequently asked questions to ensure event organisers can plan for a return to business with gradually increasing confidence.
We are very pleased to report that the Premier of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and our Tourism Minister, Kate Jones, have agreed to QTIC’s suggestion to extend the Year of Indigenous Tourism into 2021.
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