Business Pulse

Canberra ratifies UK, India trade deals
Historic free trade agreements with India and the UK are a step closer with Federal Parliament this week signing off on both deals. 
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IR reforms fight continues as CCIWA launches quick guide, webinar
CCIWA is continuing its campaign against the Federal Government’s IR laws while helping businesses navigate the proposed changes via a newly launched Quick Guide and...
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IR Bill threatens jobs, economy, survey reveals
Tens of thousands of WA workplaces are set to be damaged by the Federal Government’s industrial relations Bill, according to a CCIWA snap business survey. 
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CCIWA fights ‘problematic’ IR reforms
CCIWA is continuing to fight the Federal Government’s proposed IR reforms, joining employer groups from around Australia in highlighting the ‘risky’ and ‘problematic’ changes. 
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EOI opens for Access Asia Business Grants
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open for round five of the State Government’s Access Asia Business Grants program. 
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CCIWA welcomes scrapping PMSOL to boost migration
CCIWA has welcomed as a “smart decision” the scrapping of the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), saying it should result in faster visa processing...
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Deadline looms for new director ID requirement
Are you a director of a company, registered Australian body, registered foreign company or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation? If so, you have until...
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COVID policies still key after State of Emergency ends
Businesses have been encouraged to maintain up-to-date COVID policies to manage any potential risks after WA’s State of Emergency ended today (November 4). 
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Chalmers commits to taking IR concerns to Cabinet
Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers has committed to representing CCIWA’s concerns with key aspects of the Government’s proposed IR reforms in Cabinet. 
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Labour shortages, IR, costs dominate Small Business Summit
CCIWA today hosted its second annual Small Business Summit with attendees discussing a range of issues affecting operations — from labor shortages to workplace relations...
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IR Bill poses ‘serious risks’ to business
CCIWA has warned of ‘serious risks’ to business after the Federal Government unveiled a suite of proposed changes to Australia’s IR laws that include the...
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Federal Budget underscores need for reform
Tonight’s Federal Budget has laid bare the fiscal and economic challenges facing Australia and underscores the case for a bigger reform agenda.
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