Media Statements

Westport announcement welcomed, but more work required
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) acknowledges the State Government’s commitment to a further four-year process for the Westport proposal today, with $97.2 million...
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Outlook – Eye of the Storm
Western Australia is in the eye of an economic storm, according to the biannual Outlook report published today by the State’s peak business group. This is the first Outlook to be released since the...
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Streamline regulation for a match-fit economy
Commitments by the State Government today to deliver real regulatory reform and boost the ‘Streamline WA’ process will liberate many WA businesses from the grinding...
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Arm the WA workforce with modern skills
Adopting the recommendations of today’s Review of Skills, Training and Workforce Development would deliver crucial short-term priority actions advanced by the Chamber of Commerce and...
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WA must aspire to a more competitive economy
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCIWA) is strongly committed to advancing the best economic policy settings for WA, to support the...
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Recovery plan misses opportunity to build business confidence
The State Government has missed a valuable opportunity to build business confidence today by not providing sufficient detail on its plan for the economic recovery of Western...
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One-stop approvals must be pursued without delay
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA welcomes the release this week of the Samuel Review into the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. The...
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JobKeeper refined and better targeted
Extending a refined JobKeeper scheme for six months is a prudent and welcome approach to the extraordinary economic challenges Australia continues to face. It is the approach the Chamber of Commerce and...
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Apprenticeship support welcome, but WA businesses best to judge skills needs
Today’s $1.5 billion package to expand apprenticeship subsidies will provide crucial aid to Australian businesses facing the cost of training and retaining the skilled workers...
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Business pulse weak in regional heartland
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has released the first edition of Regional Pulse. This special report by the State’s peak business group breaks...
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Retirement of Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann has been a powerful presence in our national politics, highly regarded by the business community and Australia’s longest-serving Minister for...
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Skills central to WA’s recovery
Ensuring a pipeline of skilled workers is central to WA’s recovery. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes State Government measures announced yesterday, which...
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