Business Pulse

Naval shipbuilding a boost to WA’s defence industry
The Federal Government’s commitment to ensure continuous shipbuilding in Western Australia recognises the fundamental role the State will play in Australia’s defence over the coming...
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Business Law secures gold standard QPS accreditation
CCIWA’s legal practice, Business Law WA, has obtained a Quality Practice Standard (QPS) accreditation for the fourth consecutive year, joining a select group of law...
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WA unemployment rises to 4.2%
In further signs the labour market gradually continues to soften, jobs data released on Thursday revealed WA’s unemployment rate edged upwards to now sit at...
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Export grants up to $30K to access Asia
Grants have opened for businesses seeking to export into Asian markets.
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‘We will advocate for WA’: WA Treasurer
WA Treasurer Rita Saffioti has vowed to continue to “advocate and lobby” Canberra on behalf of WA in response to IR reforms and other regulatory...
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Flawed IR laws pass Parliament
The remainder of the Federal Government’s controversial Closing Loopholes Bill, including “intractable bargaining” provisions and changes to casual employment, has passed the Senate. 
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Energy grants up to $25K to help small and medium businesses 
Grants for small and medium businesses aim to improve energy efficiency, save on energy bills and lower emissions.
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US industry event open to Aus food and beverage businesses 
Food and beverage businesses have an opportunity to join an Australian delegation to the United States for the National Restaurant Association Show.
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Work needed to tap talent pool of people with disabilities
WA has made little progress in closing the employment gap faced by people living with disabilities, despite strong evidence that doing so has myriad economic...
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State of space: opportunities and challenges for WA businesses 
WA’s emerging space industry has strong opportunities for SMEs, says the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research's Professor Steven Tingay. 
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Fremantle Port dispute ends, delivering relief for supply chains
Months-long industrial action at Fremantle Port has come to an end, bringing relief for WA’s shipping and logistics sectors and supply chains.
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‘Right to disconnect’ laws will hurt WA businesses, says CCIWA
CCIWA has hit out at proposed “right to disconnect” laws, saying the latest amendments to the Federal Government’s contentious IR legislation will significantly impact WA...
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