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Small Business top of agenda where it belongs

21 Jan 2019

“Addressing the competitive conditions in which small to medium size enterprises operate will need to be the number one focus...

ACTU’s advocacy against Working Holiday Makers ignores the benefits

15 Jan 2019

Australian Chamber-Tourism Executive Chair, John Hart said, “the Working Holiday Maker Visa Program is not only a vital source of...

Business welcomes latest results from graduate employment and employer satisfaction survey

11 Jan 2019

An improvement in employment outcomes as well as an increase in employer...

Job Vacancies – The Facts

09 Jan 2019

“The simple truth is today’s ABS data confirms there have never been more job openings in Australia than there are...

ABCC crucial to maintaining the law and protecting workers and small businesses

09 Jan 2019

“Completely abolishing the ABCC would be an open invitation for a return to the building site lawlessness of the past...

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s New Year’s Resolution

28 Dec 2018

In this upcoming Federal Election year, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s New Year resolution is to convince the...

Employment story continues positive trend; enterprise agreements still delivering

20 Dec 2018

Despite the positive story in these figures, Mr Pearson noted that the trend underemployment rate, which measures those people who...

COAG Energy Council outcomes better reflect industry concerns – at last

19 Dec 2018

Australia’s largest and most representative business network, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has welcomed the COAG Energy Council’s...

Improvement in Budget bottom-line welcome

17 Dec 2018

“With the good news comes caution. Today’s announcement is not a green light to spend to excess, particularly as the...

Australian Chamber Welcomes New Employment Report

14 Dec 2018

“The Panel’s report has highlighted the key elements that are critical to making the next employment service arrangements more effective....

Business mood cools but remains positive – survey results reveal

13 Dec 2018

The fourth-quarter results of the Australian Chamber-Westpac survey of Industrial trends, released today, show the outlook for Australian industry remains...

Migration works for all of us

11 Dec 2018

“The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry believes there needs to be a greater focus in the current debate on...

Business Welcomes Closing of Casual Employment Loophole

11 Dec 2018

“Australians know it’s not fair to be paid twice for the same work – that’s not a fair day’s pay...

Australia no longer strike bound – but right to strike alive and well

06 Dec 2018

“Minimising strikes and lockouts has been a central goal of our industrial relations system for more than a century.  Australians...

A positive first step towards repairing our industrial relations system

06 Dec 2018

“Parliament should be congratulated for taking an important first step towards repairing our industrial relations system," Scott Barklamb, the Australian...

Latest apprentice data no cause to celebrate

04 Dec 2018

"Business faces pressing skill shortages. We know what many of the problems are with apprenticeships and we have good ideas on...

Business opposes federal energy divestment powers

03 Dec 2018

The Federal Government should drop its plans to introduce the Electricity Price Monitoring and Response Legislative Framework Bill 2018 in...

Vocational Education and Training gets the attention it deserves

29 Nov 2018

The business community has been deeply concerned at the decline in the number of apprentices and trainees,” Australian Chamber CEO,...

New facts expose false claims from big unions on how Australians work

29 Nov 2018

“New data released today exposes false claims by big unions about how Australians work,” Australian Chamber CEO, James Pearson, said...

Prime Minister to address Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Annual Dinner

28 Nov 2018

"The Annual Dinner provides a platform for the Prime Minister to speak...

Labor announcement highlights need for national agreement on energy

22 Nov 2018

“We must not overlook the fact that, right here right now, businesses and households are struggling with unaffordable power bills....

ACTU playing too casual with the facts

19 Nov 2018

“The ACTU is becoming increasingly fast and loose with facts and their latest report into casual wages today makes a...

Business concerned about reports of cut to permanent migration intake

16 Nov 2018

“Employers across the country, in regional communities and our capital cities, and businesses large and small, are worried at reports...

Business welcomes positive jobs growth

15 Nov 2018

“The best way we can reduce underemployment and unemployment is through policy settings that will encourage businesses – large and...

THE FACTS: WAGES ARE GROWING

14 Nov 2018

The ACTU is sowing confusion by claiming wages are staying low following the latest wage growth data. The facts are...

Australian Chamber welcomes federal government’s support for small business

14 Nov 2018

"The government's decision to improve access for small businesses to finance is welcome,” James Pearson, Chief Executive of the Australian...

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