Media Statements

14 June, 2019
CCI is disappointed that the WAIRC has today handed down a $20 per week increase to the state minimum wage or 2.75 per cent, payable from 1 July 2019.
14 June, 2019
CCI today welcomes the passing of the Infrastructure WA Bill 2019 through the Western Australian Parliament.
13 June, 2019
CCI today congratulates the Hon. Liza Harvey MLA for being elected Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Western Australian Liberal Party.
06 June, 2019
Disciplined spending restraint by the State Government is paying dividends, with Western Australia’s long-term credit rating today revised up by Moody’s from Aa2 to Aa1.
28 May, 2019
CCI welcomes today’s release of the State Government’s STEM strategy to help ensure Western Australia’s future workforce remains at the cutting edge in a globally competitive market.
16 May, 2019
Western Australia’s unemployment rate remains the second highest in the country at 6.1 per cent in trend terms and a full per cent higher than the national rate of 5.1 per cent.
15 May, 2019
CCI's State Wage Case submission calls for balance to be struck between real wage growth in WA and the capacity for small businesses to absorb the additional costs in WA’s difficult economic climate.
09 May, 2019
The Government has delivered on its promise to rein in spending and start to pay down debt. Spending restraint, a CCI championed GST deal and iron ore royalties have resulted in the first surplus.
07 May, 2019
Western Australia’s business confidence has faltered, sending a clear signal to the State Government: support small business through tax relief or risk WA jobs.
29 April, 2019
Almost 80% of West Australians believe WA workers will lose out if Federal Labor continues to support the ACTU’s east coast centric proposal to force a 5% minimum wage increase on small businesses.
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