Media Statements

18 April, 2019
WA’s unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent, remains more than a full per cent higher than the Australian rate of 5.0 per cent in trend terms.
11 April, 2019
Businesses and households will face increased costs and complexity if the State Government pursues its response to the Ministerial Review of the State Industrial Relations System’s Final Report.
11 April, 2019
CCI is pleased to announce that it has secured the Australian Government’s TradeStart program tender to continue supporting Western Australian SMEs to grow their international trade opportunities.
02 April, 2019
WA business congratulates the Federal Government for budgeting a $7.1B surplus in 2019-20, which would be the first surplus in 12 years, and outlining a plan to pay off net debt within a decade.
30 March, 2019
Today’s $850m Federal Government announcement to increase price limits under the NDIS will provide welcome relief, however more must be done to address the design and administration of the NDIS in WA.
28 March, 2019
CCI welcomes today’s announcement by the Federal Government that it will commit $1.6 billion in the upcoming Budget to major infrastructure projects across Western Australia.
27 March, 2019
Establishing a Market-led Proposals process will unlock private sector innovation to identify new approaches to government service delivery and investment in the WA economy.
24 March, 2019
West Australians’ confidence in the economy has taken another hit in the March quarter, painting a concerning picture for the State’s economic recovery.
21 March, 2019
Despite WA's unemployment rate falling to 5.9 per cent in February – down from 6.9 per cent – WA still retains the unenviable position of having the second highest unemployment rate in the country.
20 March, 2019
Western Australia’s 17-year high unemployment rate could be even worse under a Federal Labor Government if Opposition Leader Bill Shorten enacts the ACTU’s living wage proposal.
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