Media Statements

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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RECOVERY REFORM ROADMAP
WA’s peak business group the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA has today released a detailed reform agenda to bolster WA’s economic recovery.
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Incentives to reduce rent and retain apprentices secured
Incentives to reduce rent for commercial tenants are an important addition to the measures protecting our economy. Land tax will effectively be eased by 25 per...
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WA businesses finding ways to fight back 
Western Australian businesses are fighting back against the brutal impact of COVID-19, with 84 per cent adapting to the crisis in some manner. 
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Exemptions from excessive regulation highlight regulatory excess
Exempting businesses from certain planning requirements under the State of Emergency powers is a welcome step by the Planning Minister and delivers another important recommendation...
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Jobs, profits and outlook shattered by COVID-19
The confidence of WA businesses for the coming year has recorded its sharpest fall on record, plunging to a three-year low. In the only WA-specific...
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Payroll waiver to help stanch small business loss
The $1 billion relief package announced by the State Government today delivers more key measures called for by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA...
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$130 billion economic lifeline
The Federal Government’s third wave of fiscal stimulus announced today represents an extraordinary step to protect the jobs of Australians and the economy.
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First symptoms of consumer chill
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist Sunday, 22 March 202 The confidence of Western Australian consumers has plunged to its lowest level in three years, driven by...
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