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Certificates of Origin are a documentary system used in modern international trade for millions of...

Certificates of Origin are a documentary system used in modern international trade for millions of transactions around the globe every year.

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The Australian Chamber has a network of over 145 business associations made up of peak...

The Australian Chamber has a network of over 145 business associations made up of peak state and territory chambers of commerce, national industry associations from all sectors, and the Business Leaders Council.

Tourism eyes $3.6B Aus-NZ travel bubble

18 Sep 2020

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's renewal today of plans for a travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand, coupled with an uptick...

SA-ACT border opening not enough

15 Sep 2020

Australian Chamber Tourism calls on Premiers and Chief Ministers to do much more over the coming days to save tourism...

New survey shows scarred manufacturing sector

15 Sep 2020

Excess capacity, weak investment and low profit expectations continue to hurt Australia's manufacturing sector as a result of COVID-19 restrictions, the...

Export scheme crucial in testing times for trade

10 Sep 2020

The Federal Government's reforms today of the vital Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme will help counter some of the devastation wrought...

Victorian Government should go back to the drawing board

08 Sep 2020

The Victorian Government's roadmap for reopening Metropolitan Melbourne uses excessive thresholds for easing restrictions and should be overhauled using the...

National framework must not be delayed

07 Sep 2020

Australia’s political leaders can reinvigorate the economy and save jobs by urgently following through on a national framework for COVID-19 agreed by...

Restoring business & household confidence is key to recovery

02 Sep 2020

Australia’s largest business group presented the Government with a suite of recommendations for the 2020-21 Budget, including bringing forward the...

Parliament urged to unanimously pass JobKeeper amendments

26 Aug 2020

Australia’s largest business group is urging the House of Representatives and the Senate to unanimously pass legislation to extend JobKeeper...

Third COVID Business Conditions Survey released

18 Aug 2020

Business trading conditions across the country have not improved despite the easing of restrictions in many states, the latest ACCI survey of...

High Court decision passes the pub test

13 Aug 2020

Today the High Court has issued its first decision on the Fair Work Act National Employment Standards since introduced more...

Legislate licence changes for tradies

17 Aug 2020

State and Territory Governments should move quickly to legislate Automatic Mutual Recognition of licences as prioritised by the Federal Treasurer today.

JobKeeper changes needed to prop up employment

07 Aug 2020

But there is no doubt that these latest changes will save jobs that were sure to be lost as a...

Addressing Youth Unemployment through Experience and Training

23 Jul 2020

It is a tough labour market, but even in such difficult conditions, programs operated by or in strong partnership with...

Bold reform is the answer to Budget deficit

23 Jul 2020

The focus is on policies which can be implemented this financial year to create a more productive and competitive environment...

JobKeeper 2.0: Extension welcome, tough decisions ahead

21 Jul 2020

The Government responded today to the calls by ACCI and a range of our business group members by extending JobKeeper...

Preserving Skills for Tomorrow

16 Jul 2020

The reversal of some steps in the roadmap to reopening has rocked business confidence and stirred up more financial angst....

Australia’s Tourism Restart Plan Published

07 Jul 2020

Tourism businesses need lead time to prepare - they can't just open their doors in 24 hours and start trading.

Improving job outcomes for higher ed students

22 Jun 2020

“Strengthening the relationship between universities and business and prioritising internships and work placements is particularly important. It will prepare people better...

Annual wage increase: Minority report got it right

19 Jun 2020

ACCI CEO James Pearson said putting up the price of jobs "when deflation is a strong possibility in the June...

Businesses continue to suffer over casual ruling

17 Jun 2020

Thankfully, the Attorney-General has announced that the focus of one of the upcoming industrial relations working groups involving unions, ACCI...

Australian Chamber – Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends June 2020- Manufacturing conditions slump to historic low

16 Jun 2020

The survey's Actual Composite Index, which indicates business confidence, fell to 24 in the...

Double standard on crowds is hurting businesses

11 Jun 2020

Mr Pearson said if there is no increase in the rates of community transmission following last weekend's protest rallies, businesses would...

Second COVID-19 Business Conditions Survey released

05 Jun 2020

“With more and more businesses entering those higher brackets of revenue loss, we can really get a feel for the...

PC Report Ignores the Elephant in the Room

05 Jun 2020

“On any measure the investment by governments has not kept pace with population growth let alone skill needs.  We need more...

First Trans-Tasman flight proposal released

04 Jun 2020

The Australian Chamber Tourism, Canberra Airport, Wellington Chamber of Commerce, Canberra Business Chamber and Auckland Business Chamber have united to...

Slashing COAG bureaucracy will help create jobs

02 Jun 2020

The number one challenge facing the Australian economy after COVID is getting people into jobs. Supporting businesses to get back...

Government hears the call of business on skills & IR

26 May 2020

As the PM highlighted in his speech to the press club, small businesses are crucial to jobs recovery. Currently small...

Train our people & prepare our businesses for a competitive new world

26 May 2020

By unleashing our economic potential as a world-class innovator, we will greatly improve our chances of reversing current forecasts showing...

Workpac decision a major blow to business restart

21 May 2020

If coronavirus wasn’t enough, small business owners around the country now face the prospect of losing their businesses, homes and...

States must reopen borders to save jobs

20 May 2020

750,000 Australian jobs are on the line. In Queensland alone there are 217,000 people directly employed in tourism, so to...

To save jobs, wages must not change

15 May 2020

We must not confuse what government can do to stimulate the economy with what we can ask of small businesses....

Governments urged to work with tourism on restrictions

09 May 2020

The announcements today will make it economically unviable for most hospitality businesses to open in Stages 1 and 2, and...

Releasing domestic travel restrictions key to restarting economy

08 May 2020

Australian businesses depend on operating as seamlessly as possible between states and territories, as many supply services and source goods interstate.

Final piece of the puzzle in place for Indonesia-Australia Economic & Trade Deal

07 May 2020

“It is marvellous to see a decade of effort between the Governments and private sectors of both nations coming to...

Trans-Tasman bubble a beacon for offshore tourism and trade

05 May 2020

Over the coming weeks both Australia and New Zealand will be in a similar place in their control of COVID-19,  providing...

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