Media Statements

16 May, 2019
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 the national rate of 5.1 per cent.
15 May, 2019
CCI's State Wage Case submission calls for balance to be struck between real wage growth in WA and the capacity for small businesses to absorb the additional costs in WA’s difficult economic climate.
09 May, 2019
The Government has delivered on its promise to rein in spending and start to pay down debt. Spending restraint, a CCI championed GST deal and iron ore royalties have resulted in the first surplus.
07 May, 2019
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.
29 April, 2019
Almost 80% of West Australians believe WA workers will lose out if Federal Labor continues to support the ACTU’s east coast centric proposal to force a 5% minimum wage increase on small businesses.
28 April, 2019
WA businesses, households and peak industry groups have all thrown their support behind CCI's pre-budget submission call for the State Government’s tax on jobs to be cut as a priority.
23 April, 2019
Fixing the GST has made the case for cutting the State Government’s tax on Western Australian jobs even stronger and would help to create jobs in every WA industry.
18 April, 2019
WA’s unemployment rate of 6.1 per cent, remains more than a full per cent higher than the Australian rate of 5.0 per cent in trend terms.
11 April, 2019
Businesses and households will face increased costs and complexity if the State Government pursues its response to the Ministerial Review of the State Industrial Relations System’s Final Report.
11 April, 2019
CCI is pleased to announce that it has secured the Australian Government’s TradeStart program tender to continue supporting Western Australian SMEs to grow their international trade opportunities.
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