Media Statements

Relief and festive cheer for WA households as 2020 ends 
Aaron Morey Chief Economist In line with national sentiment, household confidence in WA has rebounded to its highest level in 10 years. The CCIWA Consumer Confidence Survey – the only independent,...
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WA businesses provide qualified support to IR compromise
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO By increasing flexibility, clarity and certainty with respect to industrial relations, the Federal Government’s omnibus bill would, on balance, strengthen WA businesses and enable more Western...
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Jobs tax relief would heighten WA’s competitiveness
Aaron Morey Chief Economist The WA Liberal Opposition has today responded to a key Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA proposal — reducing the heavy...
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Open Australian economy outpaces WA 
Open Australian economy outpaces WA  Today’s national accounts show that Western Australia’s economy has made a partial recovery, while being outpaced by stronger growth in the other States. Western Australia’s State Final Demand rebounded 4.9 per cent in...
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“Very low risk” status for Australia’s biggest states
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) welcomes the State Government’s confirmation today that travel to and from New South...
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Stronger testing and tracing will support public confidence
Chris Rodwell CEO The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) supports the measures outlined by the State Government today to strengthen the contact tracing...
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WA’s clear border approach muddied 
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The shift to a controlled border, which offered the prospect of greater certainty to thousands of WA businesses, is undermined by...
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Resources sector carrying the WA economy to a record degree
Aaron Morey CCIWA Chief Economist Western Australia’s economy (including the export sector) grew 1.4 per cent in 2019-20 — a higher rate of growth than...
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Sunday morning retail trading a win for small business, families and young West Aussies 
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) strongly welcomes the State Opposition’s adoption of CCIWA’s recommendation to allow retail trading on Sunday mornings. Giving retailers and families the choice to start Sunday shopping at...
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WHS Bill adds new dimension to managing workplace risk
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO CCIWA acknowledges that the State Government has passed its Workplace Health and Safety Bill into law. Any workplace tragedy is one...
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WA Opposition ups the competition with electricity policy
Aaron Morey Chief Economist The WA Liberal Opposition has today adopted the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA’s recommended electricity contestability policy, letting more WA...
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WA’s controlled border a step in the right direction
Chris Rodwell CCIWA CEO The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA welcomes the State Government’s decision to shift from a hard to a ‘controlled’ border,...
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