Strategic priorities

We aim to support Queensland businesses and to create a resilient, diversified and competitive economy.

Small business is the heart of the Queensland community, with more than 97% of businesses operating as sole traders or with teams up to 19 staff. These businesses employ more than one in three working Queenslanders and contribute $122B (or 33.9%) to the state‚Äôs economy.

Our approach aims to enable collaboration between the government and the Queensland business community, to support the growth of sustainable, diversified, resilient and competitive businesses. 

Download our strategic priorities overview document

 

Five policy pillars

Business Friendly

Governments that reduce operating costs and complexity

  • Deregulation and regulatory reform 
  • Insurance affordability and availability
  • Payroll tax reform
  • Digital Advancement

Smart Infrastructure

Efficient and resilient infrastructure to better service and connect regions

  • Refocus investment in transportation infrastructure
  • Improve digital connectivity
  • Transitioning to sustainable energy
  • Resilience to extreme weather events

Skilled Workforce

Support upskilling, emerging industries and markets

  • Incentivise upskilling and retraining
  • Addressing labour and skills shortages statewide
  • Expand existing program funding 

Advancing Sustainability

Developing and enhancing business practices for future sustainability

  • Support sustainable industries and business practices
  • Expand the ecoBiz program
  • Advancing the transition to sustainable energy
  • Boost investment in sustainability research and development

Queensland beyond 2032

Growth opportunities for Queensland businesses and legacy outcomes

  • Small business procurement
  • Brisbane 2032 infrastructure
  • Ensuring regional opportunities
  • Advancing international trade opportunities

Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.