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Employer Body entry Brisbane Chamber of Commerce (1868 - 1987)

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    Chart 5: State and Territory Employers' Federations and Chambers of Commerce and Manufactures
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From
1868
To
1987
Functions
Employer (Peak Body)
Reference No
Unregistered

Summary

Employer body representation in Queensland can be traced back to 1868 and the establishment of the Brisbane Chamber of Commerce by local merchants seeking representation of their interests to the British colonial government in Sydney.

The Chamber of Commerce continued to represent its constituency until the mid 1970s, when the end of the long post-war boom and the confluence of a number of other national and international economic influences led the Queensland Chamber of Manufactures, the Queensland Employers┬┤ Federation, the North Queensland and Central Queensland Employers┬┤ Associations and the Mackay Employers┬┤ Federation to merge in 1976 to form the Queensland Confederation of Industry [QCI].

QCI merged with the State Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Queensland) and the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce in 1994 to form the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry Ltd [QCCI]. In April 2001, QCCI re-launched itself as Commerce Queensland.

Timeline

 1868 - 1987 Brisbane Chamber of Commerce
       1987 - 1994 State Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Queensland)
             1994 - Queensland Chamber of Commerce & Industry Ltd

Archival resources

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Brisbane Chamber of Commerce Records, 1860 - 1950, OMAF; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

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Title
Chart 5: State and Territory Employers' Federations and Chambers of Commerce and Manufactures
Type
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Details

Bruce A. Smith