he Queensland Government have just launched free online training for small businesses and employees impacted by COVID-19 as part of their plan to unite and recover for Queensland jobs.

More than 400 free training courses will be available to Queenslanders through two portals.

The Queensland Small Business Skills Hub will have courses across four topic areas:

President’s Report

The Chamber is the principal petitioner of a petition sponsored by Rob Molhoek to parliament to act on the homelessness issue in Southport.

The Southport Community Consultative Committee, chaired by the Chamber, has been meeting monthly and bringing homelessness to the urgent attention of the Police and Council.

Ian Kennedy our Chamber President recently had the opportunity to have a Q&A with Cr Brooke Patterson our newly elected Councillor for Division 6

You spoke to a lot of residents and businesses during your campaign and since. What were the major one or two issues raised by them?

The Queensland Governments Roadmap to Easing Restrictions

From the desk of the QLD Government

"Our strong health response to COVID-19 means we’re well positioned for recovery" We are planning ahead with our roadmap to easing restrictions, as well as supporting business, industry and Queensland jobs.

Jenny from White Lady Funerals Southport guides us through the the difficult changes needed during this time of COVID-19

Like so many other businesses, we have adjust to changes in our work conditions and the services we can provide to people at the time of a death in the family.

From comforting families, social distancing, limiting numbers and new technologies.

Queensland residents of Southport draws to the attention of the House:

The ongoing concerns regarding homelessness in Southport CBD and surrounds.

Homeless individuals are currently falling through the cracks, particularly with current health directives, and it is of upmost importance to have this issue addressed as a matter of priority given heightened health concerns and fast approaching cooler months.

Business Help Finder - Is your business affected by Covid19?

To support the Chamber, Angie Bell MP Federal Member for Moncrieff has created an easy to navigate tool which provides answers to those important questions to assist your organisation during this time.

An update from Australian Government Department of Health 

We have all been doing a great job - playing our part to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of coronavirus. The new COVIDSafe app will help us take the next step, and keep our friends, family and community safe.

The Southport Chamber fully supports this initiative by the QLD Government. Ensuring that landlord and tenants can reach equitable agreements will be key to the post-COVID recovery, getting all small businesses trading again as quickly as possible. We will continue to track the establishment of the commission and provide updates and assistance where we can.

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