Media Statements

Consumer confidence boosted but no relief for struggling retailers
West Australians’ confidence in the economy has rebounded to a six-year high in the June quarter, with a surge in optimism resulting from a re-elected...
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WA Opposition Leader misses mark on policy re-think
Western Australian Opposition Leader Liza Harvey’s announced changes to WA Liberal Party policy are out of step with the business community and put the State’s...
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CCI disappointed by State Wage Case decision
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) is disappointed that the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission (WAIRC) has today handed down a $20 per...
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Infrastructure WA to drive a long-term strategic approach to planning
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) today welcomes the passing of the Infrastructure WA Bill 2019 through the Western Australian Parliament.
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CCI congratulates new WA Liberal Leader Liza Harvey
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) today congratulates the Hon. Liza Harvey MLA for being elected Leader of the Opposition and Leader of...
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Spending restraint key to credit rating upgrade
Disciplined spending restraint by the State Government is paying dividends, with Western Australia’s long-term credit rating today revised up by Moody’s from Aa2 to Aa1....
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STEM skills strategy a welcome first step
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCI) welcomes today’s release of the State Government’s Future jobs, future skills STEM strategy to help ensure Western Australia’s future...
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Support small business to create WA jobs and boost wages
Western Australia’s unemployment rate remains the second highest in the country at 6.1 per cent in trend terms and a full per cent higher than...
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Reasonable minimum wage increase critical to support small business and create WA jobs
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA’s (CCI) submission to the 2019 State Wage Case calls for balance to be struck between real wage growth...
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Government’s hard work pays off but no relief for struggling small businesses
The State Government has delivered on its promise to rein in spending and start to pay down debt. Spending restraint, a CCI championed GST deal...
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Business confidence falls putting jobs growth at risk
Western Australia’s business confidence has faltered, sending a clear signal to the State Government: support small business through tax relief or risk WA jobs. The...
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West Australians back small business over Labor’s living wage proposal
Almost 80 per cent of West Australians believe WA workers will lose out if Federal Labor continues to support the ACTU’s east coast centric proposal...
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