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Chamber News & Publications

Australian Chamber welcomes Labor small business policy

22 Mar 2019

Labor's small business policy released yesterday is welcome recognition of the importance of small business to jobs and the economy, Australia's largest...

More co-ordinated approach to population planning is welcome

20 Mar 2019

We urge the government to go a step further than what was announced today and commit to develop, through the...

Employment services reform rightly focuses on jobs seekers and employers

20 Mar 2019

Australia’s largest network of businesses, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has welcomed the announcement by Kelly O'Dwyer, Minister for...

Economic own goal: evidence does not justify Government cuts to migration

19 Mar 2019

The reduction in permanent migration announced by the Government today is not justified by the evidence, Australia’s largest network of...

Business conditions remain positive, but the mood is turning

19 Mar 2019

The outlook for Australian manufacturing is becoming increasingly uncertain, with the first quarter 2019 results of the Australian Chamber of...

The ACTU’s ‘living wage’ would breach international law

14 Mar 2019

Calls for Parliament to set minimum wages based on 60% of median wages would breach Australia’s international treaty obligations, the...

Focus on working holidaymakers welcome

14 Mar 2019

Australia’s peak body of tourism organisations, the Australian Chamber-Tourism welcomes reports today that the Government has announced a new campaign...

Australia must maintain a balanced, independently set minimum wage

12 Mar 2019

Australian employers, employees and job-seekers need to be assured that the Fair Work umpire would remain truly independent in setting...

Australia’s temporary skilled visa system no longer fit for purpose and must be fixed

07 Mar 2019

Australia’s temporary skilled visa system is no longer effective in targeting genuine...

Sound Budget action needed after disappointing GDP increase

06 Mar 2019

As election day approaches, it is hard to shift the focus off the political issues, but these GDP figures show...

Labor call for living wage sends a shiver down the spine of small business

06 Mar 2019

"The Opposition Leader’s reported call to move from a minimum wage to a so-called “living wage” – a proposal pushed...

Big Unions’ wish list a clear and present danger to Australian living standards

05 Mar 2019

The Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) plan to remove power from employees and employers and hand it to union...

Australian Industry Statement rejecting the flawed Biosecurity Levy

04 Mar 2019

The Australian Government announced a biosecurity levy in the 2018 budget due to be implemented this July that is significantly...

Opportunities for business and jobs open up with Australia-Indonesia Deal

01 Mar 2019

Australian Chamber CEO James Pearson will join the Chamber’s Indonesian and Australian partners at the event, to celebrate their joint...

Work Health & Safety laws: on track but more to do

25 Feb 2019

Australia’s largest network of businesses, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the release by Safe Work Australia of...

Economic modelling of emissions reduction targets raises concerns

21 Feb 2019

"Business has been calling for policies to make energy more affordable in the short and long term, ensure reliability and...

Wage growth welcome, but challenges remain

20 Feb 2019

Australia’s largest network of businesses, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed new figures showing annual wage growth...

Unions must respect the Law when they enter work sites

15 Feb 2019

“Union officials wanting to enter employer premises must be subject to effective oversight and accountability and, like every other Australian,...

Does the Senate support Small Business – or not?

15 Feb 2019

Australia’s largest voice for small business, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is urging the Senate not to recreate...

Vale George Polites AC CMG MBE (1918-2019)

12 Feb 2019

It is with great sadness the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry notes the passing of George Polites AC CMG...

Submission – Senate Standing Committee on Economics – Treasury Laws Amendment – Energy Market Misconduct – February 2019

12 Feb 2019

Australian Chamber-Tourism Pre-Budget Submission

06 Feb 2019

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