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Project EOI open: funding barriers for small businesses in defence
A Pilot Fund project, through Defence and other agencies, aims to investigate funding barriers facing small businesses in the defence sector.
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Australian Parliament House.
‘Nature Positive’ committee to hear from CCIWA despite avoiding WA
A Senate Committee investigating the planned overhaul of Australia’s environmental approvals system holding its only public hearing in Canberra is an insult to WA, CCIWA...
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Xplorate expanding aerial intelligence presence globally
WA-based aerial intelligence company Xplorate anticipates at least four-fold growth in the next 12 months and beyond, as it expands internationally.
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Finalists announced: Diversity and Inclusion Awards
The finalists of the inaugural 2024 CCIWA and BHP Diversity & Inclusion Awards have been announced.
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D&I Award honours Michael Parker’s passion for gender inclusion
The Gender Inclusion Award of the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Awards is named in honour of the late Michael Parker, a leader who championed gender...
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WA’s labour market tightest in the nation
WA’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in May, driven by a sharp increase in the number of people employed.
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Aerial view of Crown Resorts complex highlighting the modern architectural design and surrounding landscape.
Crown contributes $1b to Australian economy, report shows
Crown Resorts has outlined its contribution to the national economy, with a new report showing it spent $1 billion a year on 3,882 suppliers across...
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State wage case, Nature Positive reforms lead advocacy efforts
The State wage case and Nature Positive reforms were front of mind for CCIWA's policy and advocacy team in April and May.
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Defence industry grants up to $1m for SMEs
Grant applications are open for small and medium businesses to help build Australia’s industrial defence base.
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SME feedback sought on carbon emissions reduction support
Small and medium businesses can have their say on support they require to reduce carbon emissions.
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Green plant growing on coins next to green growth chart.
Federal Government issues first $7b green bond
Australia’s sustainable finance market achieved a major milestone with the Federal Government’s inaugural green bond issuing $7 billion.
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Workers Compensation changes are almost here – are you ready?
With less than a month to go, employers need to understand their responsibilities under the new Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 2023.
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