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At any time, the Queensland Small Business Commissioner has a range of projects underway to enhance the operating environment for Queensland small businesses.

Queensland Small Business Hardship Appeal

Description: The appeal is a practical and smart way to help small businesses in hardship to repair or replace equipment or facilities essential to getting restarted. If you're a small business owner that needs help, you can contact us to be connected with our appeal partners..
Commenced: April 2022
Completion: Ongoing
Update: The appeal was launched on 18 May 2022 by Di Farmer, Minister for Employment and Small Business.

Summertime Taskforce project

Description: The Summertime Taskforce was established to identify ways Queensland small businesses can expand trade to local outdoor spaces to support productivity and provide a report and action plan to the Minister.
Commenced: May 2021
Completion: December 2021
Update: The project is complete. The QSBC provided the Summertime Taskforce report (including recommendations), and both research papers undertaken as part of the project, to the Minister for Employment and Small Business on 3 December 2021. The government is currently considering the report.