Media Statements

2023 the ‘sweet spot’ year for WA-India trade 
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA celebrates the historic Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement coming into force today. It represents...
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Business welcomes openness to fix WA’s archaic shopping restrictions 
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes news of the Shop Distributive & Allied Employees’ Association openness to ease WA’s...
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Regional Pulse Report – December 2022
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey   The confidence of WA’s regional businesses continues to weaken as they look to 2023. Although economic activity is expected...
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WA business confidence slumps as cost pressures and skills shortages persist
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey Increased cost pressures and persistent skills shortages have dampened WA’s festive spirit. CCIWA’s final Business Confidence Survey for 2022 shows...
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CCIWA board leadership appointments
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) is pleased to confirm Nicki Ivory as the next President, and Esme Bowen as Deputy President. Ms...
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Confidence for 2023 dives as households endure soaring costs 
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey The confidence of WA households for the coming year has tumbled to its weakest position in six years, worse than...
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Workplace bill prompts greater fears among WA regional businesses
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey CCIWA’s comprehensive survey reveals that businesses in WA’s regions are especially concerned with key elements of Canberra’s workplace relations bill....
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IR bill threatens jobs and economy, say WA businesses
CCIWA CEO Chris Rodwell Tens of thousands of WA workplaces are set to be damaged by the Federal Government’s industrial relations bill, according to a...
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Unique SME challenges on WA Small Business Day 
CCIWA President Nicolle Jenkins The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) has marked WA Small Business Day with a spirited discussion at the annual...
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Workplace relations overreach a generational threat to productivity
CCIWA CEO  Chris Rodwell The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) views the workplace relations laws proposed in Canberra today as a threat to...
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Budget lays groundwork for bigger reform scope
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey Today’s Federal Budget has laid bare the fiscal and economic challenges facing Australia. The test still to come is to...
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Regional Pulse (October 2022)
CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey Squeezed by rising costs and skills shortages, just one in ten regional businesses have seen their profits lift in WA...
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