Your chance to ask the hard questions

Election debate blogWith the WA election campaign now in full swing, it’s time to nail down candidates on their priorities.

CCI and the Community Newspaper Group are also giving business owners the opportunity to ask candidates the tough questions.

Events will be held in Forrestfield on February 21, Wanneroo on February 22 and Balcatta on February 23.

As the peak business body for WA, CCI has been calling on business to have their say on what’s keeping them up at night.

Last week, CCI officially launched the Helping Business Work Map, which allows business owners in every state electorate to post their industry-related concerns onto a dedicated page for their State electorate.

The map complements CCI’s interactive Payroll Tax Calculator, which shows business owners how much they could save if the payroll tax threshold was incrementally increased. CCI modelling has shown 900 jobs could be created if the threshold was lifted by $100,000.

CCI Chief Executive Officer Deidre Willmott says CCI is committed to making sure the voices of local businesses are heard by all political leaders ahead of next month’s election.

“All parties need to be aware that it’s business that creates jobs—not governments,” Ms Willmott says.

“Helping business work helps West Australians work—a thriving business community means more jobs for workers, so this election CCI wanted to give business owners across WA a direct platform to connect with their local candidates and stand up for what businesses in their seat need to grow and create jobs for the community.”

To see what’s on or to register to one of our Candidate Debates, visit our upcoming events page.


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