Media Statements

Scarborough gas project welcomed
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell The green light given by Woodside and BHP for the $16 billion Scarborough gas project is a major vote of confidence...
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Federal Government must make WA businesses’ lockdown grants tax free
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey CCIWA rejects the reported Australian Tax Office assessment that Western Australian businesses have not experienced “significant disruption” due to COVID-19...
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Reducing the cost and complexity of bringing skilled people to WA
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell CCIWA welcomes the State Government’s introduction of Automatic Mutual Recognition legislation into Parliament today. These reforms, which CCIWA has long advocated for, would make it easier for tradies and...
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‘Game on’ to vax our state and re-join the nation 
CCIWA CEO CHRIS RODWELL CCIWA welcomes today’s release of the WA Government’s roadmap out of COVID restrictions and urges all unvaccinated Western Australians to sort...
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WA COVID-19 roadmap should deliver certainty for businesses
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell CCIWA welcomes the Premier’s confirmation that a plan to transition away from emergency COVID-19 measures will be released on Friday. This...
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WA Small Business Day a chance to recognise the small business heroes across our State
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes and celebrates WA Small Business Day.
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WA business to benefit from Australia becoming a climate leader
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey The majority of WA businesses are prepared to pay more for energy to reduce their emissions, and have highlighted the importance of Australia having strong climate ambitions and a clear strategy for...
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Long term outlook ebbs for WA regions – Regional Pulse
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey The optimism of regional businesses has dampened as they struggle to find skilled and unskilled workers. According to the latest...
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Vaccine mandate a step towards reopening
CCIWA CEO  Chris Rodwell The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes today’s announcement from the State Government on phased mandatory vaccinations.
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55,000 worker shortfall threatens to cost WA businesses $1.5 billion
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey Western Australia’s economy is short 55,000 workers, according to the latest CCIWA Business Confidence Survey. The shortfall is set to...
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WA waterfront strikes
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell CCIWA welcomes Federal Attorney General Michaelia Cash’s decision to intervene to end the protracted MUA strikes which are menacing WA’s economy....
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WA workforce straining to meet demand 
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey   Today’s ABS figures show WA’s workforce is straining to meet the demands of a hot economy.    Western Australians...
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