Media Statements

WA economy on a treadmill
Today’s economic growth figures reveal Western Australia’s domestic economy has operated on a treadmill of low growth for the past year, reflecting the need for...
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Senate rejection a slap in the face for WA small business
The rejection of the Ensuring Integrity Bill is a blow to the rule of law in Australia and a white flag to corruption and law-breaking....
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Industry supports safer workplaces, not criminalising accidents
The Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) Bill introduced into Parliament by the State Government takes significant steps to harmonise WHS settings with the Commonwealth and...
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Fast-tracking of infrastructure projects a win for WA business
Fast-tracking transport infrastructure projects in the next four years will provide a timely boost to the WA economy and jobs.
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ASA secures Australian Government contracts to strengthen WA workforce
Apprenticeship Support Australia (ASA) is thrilled to confirm its winning bid for the Australian Government tender to continue to support apprenticeships and traineeships in Western...
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Spare capacity in the WA jobs market
Western Australia’s headline unemployment numbers held firm this month, but a rising number of jobseekers are looking for part-time work in the lead-up to Christmas.
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Cut to ‘jobs tax’ will deliver for WA’s struggling small and medium enterprises and workers
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) strongly welcomes the State Government’s announcement of much-needed payroll tax relief for WA businesses, by lifting the...
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Perth reclassification as ‘region’ a major win for WA economy
The Federal and State Governments have made the right call for the WA economy by reinstating Perth’s status as a regional city for migration purposes.
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Business confidence gains short-term boost, but retailers continue to struggle
Expectations that businesses will close out the December quarter stronger than the rest of the year has given Western Australia’s business confidence a much-needed boost.
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Consumer confidence dimmed by trade wars and domestic economic uncertainty
West Australians’ confidence in the economy has dropped to its lowest level since December 2017 on the back of global headwinds and commentary that Australia...
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Vast majority of West Australians back CCI’s call for Roe 8 to be independently assessed
The vast majority of West Australians believe Roe 8 should stop being used as a political football and should be independently assessed.
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State Finances kicks goals for WA
Western Australia’s footy teams may not have made it to the grand final this year, but it’s safe to say that the release of today’s...
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