Media Statements

Consumer strike continues to hit business confidence
The slowdown in consumer spending has continued to weigh on business confidence, reinforcing concerns that Western Australia’s economy has entered the new decade in ‘survival...
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CCIWA announces Nicolle Jenkins as President
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) is pleased to confirm the election of Nicolle Jenkins as President and Marcus Stafford AM as Vice...
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WA households limp into 2020
West Australians are limping across the finish line of 2019, ending the decade with subdued confidence and personal finances impacted by external factors.
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Debt discipline key to WA’s recovery
West Australians knew they were getting a surplus for Christmas, but $2.6 billion is a welcome bonus when growth and confidence in the economy are...
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CCIWA announces Aaron Morey as Chief Economist
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) is today pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Morey as its new Chief Economist, effective 6...
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WA economy on a treadmill
Today’s economic growth figures reveal Western Australia’s domestic economy has operated on a treadmill of low growth for the past year, reflecting the need for...
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Senate rejection a slap in the face for WA small business
The rejection of the Ensuring Integrity Bill is a blow to the rule of law in Australia and a white flag to corruption and law-breaking....
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Industry supports safer workplaces, not criminalising accidents
The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Bill introduced into Parliament by the State Government takes significant steps to harmonise WHS settings with the Commonwealth and...
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Fast-tracking of infrastructure projects a win for WA business
Fast-tracking transport infrastructure projects in the next four years will provide a timely boost to the WA economy and jobs.
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ASA secures Australian Government contracts to strengthen WA workforce
Apprenticeship Support Australia (ASA) is thrilled to confirm its winning bid for the Australian Government tender to continue to support apprenticeships and traineeships in Western...
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Spare capacity in the WA jobs market
Western Australia’s headline unemployment numbers held firm this month, but a rising number of jobseekers are looking for part-time work in the lead-up to Christmas.
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Cut to ‘jobs tax’ will deliver for WA’s struggling small and medium enterprises and workers
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) strongly welcomes the State Government’s announcement of much-needed payroll tax relief for WA businesses, by lifting the...
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