Media Statements

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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Short-stay accommodation inquiry recommendations miss the mark
If the State Government adopts key recommendations of the Economics and Industry Standing Committee’s Inquiry into Short-Stay Accommodation, it risks creating onerous and unnecessary regulation for...
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WA hits half century on trend unemployment
Western Australia has officially hit a half century on unemployment, with our State’s trend unemployment rate now higher than the national rate for 50 months...
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Industrial Manslaughter laws not a solution for workplace safety
Western Australia’s peak industry and business advocates warn the introduction of industrial manslaughter laws will not reduce workplace deaths and call on all Parliamentarians to...
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Take the politics out of Roe 8
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) and Western Roads Federation (WRF) have joined forces to call on the State Government and Opposition to...
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Remove tax on jobs to turn persistently high unemployment rate around
Western Australia’s unemployment rate has remained 5.9 per cent in July in trend terms and youth unemployment has risen to 12.4 per cent, up from...
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Cutting red tape critical to supporting WA businesses to grow and create jobs
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) welcomes the State Government’s announcement today that it will make it easier for Western Australian businesses to...
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WA’s economic recovery: we’re the tortoise not the hare
The Western Australian economy continues its slow but steady recovery, with higher investment, lower unemployment and slowly increasing wages growth forecast for the State.
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Long-term strategic resources plan to boost jobs and the economy
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) welcomes the State Government’s approval of BHP’s Pilbara Expansion Strategic Proposal which unlocks investment and creates WA...
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Payroll tax lever must be pulled now to boost business confidence and create jobs
Western Australia’s business confidence has fallen for the second quarter in a row, down 13 per cent since December 2018, sending a clear message to...
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