Media Statements

Sensible move to extend payroll tax relief
Chris Rodwell CEO The State Government’s move to extend payroll tax waivers beyond March 2021 is a welcome step and will reassure WA’s COVID-impacted businesses....
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Mixed recovery in business confidence amidst hard border impacts 
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist The short-term confidence of WA businesses has rebounded this quarter, but outlook for the next 12 months remains much weaker...
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Business overlooked for central role in economic recovery
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist  The State Budget reveals a Western Australian economy heavily buffeted by the winds of COVID-19, but nonetheless expected to grow...
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Federal Budget a strong prescription for economic shock 
Today’s Federal Budget grapples with the most severe economic shock in living memory, and provides a powerful prescription for businesses to recover.   In this pandemic Budget, the Federal Government’s...
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$1.2 bn apprentice wage subsidy will help rebuild WA skill base
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes the strong focus of the Morrison Government on repairing Australia’s pipeline of...
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Growing WA apprenticeships key to economic future
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO Securing the skilled workers our economy needs is imperative for Western Australia. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes...
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Consumer confidence returning as economy reopens 
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist   WA consumer confidence has recovered ground, after plunging to record lows in the June Quarter. According to the latest...
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Recovery in part-time jobs brings WA into the middle of the employment pack
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist Western Australia has recorded an improved unemployment rate of 7 per cent, with a strong spike in part time jobs in August. All up, 27,100...
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Warning to safeguard trainees and apprenticeships 
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO Thousands of WA businesses risk missing out on other wage support when they transition off JobKeeper, WA’s peak business group has warned. Around half of Western Australia’s JobKeeper recipients expect to cease...
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Government Workplace Health and Safety amendments are sleight-of-hand 
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO Government amendments offered on the Workplace Health and Safety Bill currently before Parliament fail to address its serious flaws, which would see small business owners, sole traders and...
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Deep reaching reform to fuel recovery from economic crisis
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO Tuesday, 8 September 2020  The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) has today released detailed recommendations to the State Government...
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WA should not eschew path to re-join the nation
The decision by National Cabinet today vindicates the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA’s calls for a clear national framework to resolve the patchwork of State...
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