Diversifying WA’s economy, reducing red tape and economic opportunities for business as a result of COVID-19 are among the issues key State ministers will address at an upcoming CCIWA event.
Deputy Premier Roger Cook, Minister for Commerce, Environment and Climate Change Action Amber-Jade Sanderson and Minister for Small Business Reece Whitby will speak at CCIWA’s inaugural Meet your Ministers event.
The August 31 event will provide members a chance to hear from key three decision-makers in economic portfolios.
Minister Cook will outline a progression of the State’s agenda as his role as Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade.
The Deputy Premier plans to discuss:
- Policies and initiatives for a diverse and strong WA economy.
- Ways COVID-19 have changed the course of some of these policies and initiatives.
- Economic opportunities that have arisen for WA businesses during the pandemic.
Minster Whitby, who joined Cabinet this year, will talk about Government support measures for business during the pandemic, many of which CCIWA helped secure.
Whitby said a key priority was to reduce red tape for businesses as they navigate a post-COVID world.
“A key priority for me is to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses – to allow them to start, grow and thrive – and in turn generate income and employment,” he said.
“Another regulatory reform that will make a big difference is simplifying the liquor licencing approach, to make it simpler and cheaper for small hospitality businesses to obtain a licence to trade.”
Minister Sanderson, also a new minister, will highlight reforms in commercial tenancy affecting retailers, as well as security of payments laws to improve protections for subcontractors.
She will also discuss reduction of red tape, building positive relationships between government and business, and other policy reforms impacting business and consumers.
Tickets to the event are available from CCIWA’s events page.