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Uncertain and isolated, WA businesses crave reform
Western Australian businesses are concerned about their prospects post-COVID-19, with ongoing border closures, weak demand and the upcoming expiry of JobKeeper weighing down longer-term confidence.
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Concerns around fiscal cliff laid bare
WA businesses have voiced concerns about their survival following the withdrawal of support under the JobKeeper scheme. In early results from a WA Super-Chamber of...
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Road, rail and resources projects boost jobs
Today’s infrastructure announcement by the Federal Government will support Western Australian jobs by accelerating priority road, rail and resources projects. It also takes steps to...
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State and Federal Governments must release secret formula for reopening economy
It is essential the State and Federal Governments now clarify the preconditions for reopening the economy, including State and international borders in order to give...
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Construction needs further economic reform
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) recognises that both the State and Federal Governments have sought to further support the construction of residential...
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Consumer confidence plunges to historic low
Consumer sentiment has plunged to a new record low in Western Australia, falling 13.8 index points since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry...
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Wage demands defy reality
Demands by the ACTU, WACOSS and Unions WA for a 4 per cent increase to minimum and award rates of pay would deliver a punishing...
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COVID-19 pushes Australia toward recession
COVID-19 will deliver Australia’s first recession in 28 years, beginning the slide with a national contraction of 0.3 per cent in the March quarter. With...
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WA surfaces early from business constraints
The early transition to Phase 3 of the ‘COVID-19 WA Roadmap’ is strongly welcomed by the business community. It enacts the approach that CCIWA urged...
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WA Opposition heeds CCIWA reform call
The WA Opposition has indicated its willingness to take on one of Western Australia’s most counterproductive taxes.
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Small businesses freed of regulatory deadweight
WA small businesses will be better able to adapt in the wake of COVID-19 following a significant overhaul of planning regulations announced by the State...
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Hours of work ravaged by virus
COVID-19 has dealt a devastating blow to hours worked in Western Australia. Hours worked have plunged by an extraordinary 20 million hours in April, confirming the...
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