Making WA the best place to live and do business
We have a track record of championing policy that will grow and diversify the economy.
For more than 130 years we have worked closely with State and Federal Governments, and other Industry bodies, to ensure our Members’ interests and the interests of the WA community are heard and top of mind.
By standing together, we amplify the voice of our stakeholders – businesses, families, consumers and the WA workforce – and bring industry and WA community concerns directly to key decision-makers.
What we’re standing for
Telling the story of WA’s economy
We provide timely, accurate and insightful analysis of the state of the WA economy. By leveraging conventional, alternative and real-time data sources, we comprehensively unpack key issues facing the global, national and state economies and form a robust view about WA’s economic future.
We share our insights with the community by providing frequent commentary on the health of WA’s economy through the various forms of traditional and digital media. We publish four key forward-looking pieces of analysis of WA’s economy:
How we do our policy and advocacy work
We develop and advocate for good public policy
Our vision is for WA to be the best place to live and do business.
We decide which policy issues to tackle based on their alignment with this objective. And we only take on policy issues that are of practical relevance to the WA community.
Here is how we do it.
We engage with businesses of all sizes and across all industries to hear their concerns and identify ways to address them. We work with regional chambers, indigenous bodies and many other industry associations, here in this State and across the nation.
We regularly meet with government agencies and decision-makers to understand their perspectives. And we talk to WA individuals and families to find out how different policies and working arrangements affect them.
If we are not achieving our policy objectives, we reflect, learn and change our approach.
- Diversity and Inclusion
- Efficient Regulation
- Emerging businesses and industries
- Environment, climate change and circular economy
- Industrial Relations
- Skilled workforce
- Supply chain