Media Statements

Progress towards consistent national COVID-19 approach
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist CCIWA welcomes the State Government’s updated approach to borders and COVID-19 settings in WA, announced today.
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Worker shortages the biggest challenge facing WA businesses
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist Business confidence in Western Australia has remained firm, declining only slightly from the decade-highs recorded late last year, according to...
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Appointment of WA Cabinet
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA welcomes the appointment of the new Western Australian Cabinet today.
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Boost to apprenticeships will aid WA in skills challenge ahead
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes the Federal Government’s decision to extend and uncap the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencement...
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WA households optimistic on economy and changing home & work preferences
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist Western Australians maintain a bright outlook according to CCIWA’s first Consumer Confidence Survey in 2021. The survey also reveals important...
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WA domestic economy buoyed by stimulus
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist Government spending has lifted WA’s domestic economy back to pre-pandemic levels, exceeding the level it reached in March 2020.   State Final Demand grew 1.2 per cent compared to a year...
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Five priorities for a stronger recovery and more secure economy
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The state’s peak business group, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) has released five policy priorities for an incoming...
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Small businesses and young West Aussies back freer shopping in WA 
Aaron Morey Chief Economist  CCIWA has today released ‘Time To Open’, a comprehensive new report on the case for easing WA’s antiquated restrictions on when people can...
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Digging deep: Mining shelters WA’s economy from the global storm – Outlook
Aaron Morey Chief Economist, CCIWA COVID-19 wiped a decade of growth from WA’s domestic economy in 2020, but global commodity markets and Federal Government stimulus...
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Time for WA to get back to business
Chris Rodwell  CCIWA CEO With lockdown due to end at 6pm tonight, it’s time for all West Australians to rally around our business community and...
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State Government’s swift directions must be followed to keep community safe
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA supports the State Government’s decision today to introduce a lockdown for the Perth metro,...
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Bolstering testing and tracing key to lifting public confidence for freer borders 
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) supports the increased measures outlined by the State Government today to further tighten WA’s contact tracing system.  The longstanding position...
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