It is a good feeling, in writing these lines, to be able to reflect on more good news than bad. Easter, the holidays that followed and the long weekend just gone delivered a much-welcomed boost to tourism activity across the state.
I was fortunate to spend a day in Longreach last week for the start of the celebrations around Qantas’ 100(+1) years commemorations and the Qantas Founders Museum. The optimism in the Outback for the tourism season is palpable. The main challenge everyone is talking about, like in most other regions, is the lack of skilled staff. At QTIC we remain very focused on that, with efforts at both national and state level to seek solutions.
By Ceri Hohner, Senior Associate at FCB Workplace Law
The much-anticipated Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 (Bill) has passed Parliament and received Royal Assent. The Bill is a stripped-down and vastly reduced version of its original form which proposed reforms in five key areas which intended to overhaul the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act). The only surviving element of the Bill which has made it into the FW Act are the amendments to casual employment arrangements.
So, what has changed?
The finalists are in for Queensland’s Top Tourism Town with 37 towns in the running from across the state. The Awards hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) recognise and celebrate towns that offer an amazing visitor experience.
QTIC Chief Executive, Daniel Gschwind, said the Awards showcase the great and diverse destinations we have right here in Queensland.
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