Media Statements

FCD subs call a setback for WA defence industry expertise
CCIWA CEO CHRIS RODWELL News that submarine Full Cycle Docking (FCD) will not be relocated to Western Australia is disappointing to the many WA businesses...
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Extraordinary state financial position underleveraged in diversification push
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey The State Budget reveals Western Australia’s economy is running hot and the WA Government possesses the most enviable set of...
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Reform now, at the high-tide of fortune  – PBS 2021/22
CHRIS RODWELL CCIWA CHIEF EXECUTIVE The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) has today released reform recommendations to capitalise on WA’s extraordinary fortunes and improve our long-term competitiveness. The recommendations seek to take advantage of the current high tide in...
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Outlook – World Title Beckons
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey WA’s economy is off the ropes and fighting back. CCIWA’s biannual Outlook report, released today, shows WA’s growth has broken...
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Welcome precedent to ease critical shortages
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes reports that the State Government will allow critical health workers, including more...
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No single elixir to cure skills shortages 
CCIWA welcomes the State Government’s ongoing focus on skills and labour shortages, particularly the commitment to develop further initiatives from the business community’s input at the WA Skills Summit. 
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Joint Statement – CCIWA & CME – Skills Summit
Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA CEO Chris Rodwell Chamber of Minerals and Energy CEO Paul Everingham   Peak organisations and industry groups representing key...
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Tight national jobs market sinks prospect of WA skills raid on east coast
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell The Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA (CCIWA) today released results from a nation-wide survey, showing there is a bidding war...
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Cascade of skills and investment poised to flow west – if we can grasp it
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell A nation-wide survey commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) has revealed a massive spike in our attractiveness...
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WA Draft Infrastructure Strategy
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes the release of Infrastructure WA’s Draft State Infrastructure Strategy today. The...
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Support for boosting effort to approve major projects
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell CCIWA welcomes the State Government’s $120m investment to boost the resources needed to accelerate approval of major projects in the State....
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Lockdown support should extend to all impacted small businesses
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell   Applications have opened for $3,000 support payments to WA small businesses impacted by the recent State lockdown. CCIWA welcomed the...
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