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More green tape would put major project investment in limbo
Australian businesses have sounded the alarm on the Federal Government’s radical environmental approvals reforms, with a survey revealing almost half would be less likely to...
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Nature Positive hearings in Canberra bubble an insult to WA
Western Australia has been snubbed by a Senate Committee investigating the planned overhaul of Australia’s environmental approvals system, despite the oversized impact of the changes...
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Skilled migration boost welcome news for WA economy
CCIWA welcomes the deal struck by the State Government with the Commonwealth to increase Western Australia’s skilled migration cap to 10,000 for 2024-25. The increase...
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Lack of housing fuelling worker shortage in regional WA
WA’s housing shortage is having a direct impact on regional businesses, with almost three quarters identifying housing as a barrier to attracting and retaining workers....
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Payroll tax the number one issue for businesses ahead of WA election
Western Australian businesses have demanded reform of the state’s unfair payroll tax system, identifying it as the number one business issue heading into the 2025...
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Spending to take a hit as WA consumers tighten their belts
Western Australians have indicated they will slash discretionary spending in the second half of 2024, as cost-of-living concerns continue to bite. CCIWA’s Consumer Confidence survey...
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Federal Budget a leaky bucket, propped up by WA’s mining sector
Support to develop Australia’s critical minerals industry, tax deductions for small business investment and a promise to train more tradies are among the bright spots...
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Budget “all glitter and no gold” for WA businesses
Western Australia’s economy remains in a strong position but businesses have been left disappointed, with the budget failing to address the heaviest payroll tax burden...
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Payroll tax reform and skills top state budget wish-list from WA businesses
CCIWA has urged the Cook government to deliver much-needed payroll tax relief to businesses, boost the state’s defence industry and address the housing crisis in...
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Environmental law shake-up a win for common sense
CCIWA has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to commit to full public consultation for the majority of its controversial reforms to federal environment laws. The...
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Founders Factory arrival a coup for driving WA innovation
CCIWA welcomes the State Government’s commitment to offer additional support to the start-up sector in Western Australia. The announcement of $7.2 million over three years...
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Savings dwindle as cost-of-living crisis continues to bite
The cost-of-living crisis is forcing more West Australians to eat into their savings, with more than half indicating they’ve drawn down on savings or offset...
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