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Chamber News & Publications

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 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...

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...

International Visitors Survey reflects the high value delivered by Tourism

02 Nov 2018

“Our message is clear, tourism works for Australia and these results are further evidence of this. We need to do...

Inflation report highlights need for policy reform

31 Oct 2018

“While overall inflation might be low and certainly lower than the RBA would like, a 20%-plus spike in petrol prices...

Business welcomes regional apprenticeship pilot; more action needed to support national apprenticeship growth

31 Oct 2018

“Alongside this pilot, the Federal Government still has much work to do...

Competition and certainty key to solving energy crisis

23 Oct 2018

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's CEO, James Pearson, says today’s announcement by the Federal Government on energy clearly attempts...

Big Unions Misinform Their Members and The Australian Community

22 Oct 2018

Big Unions are telling unionists to leave their jobs to attend rallies this week based on deliberate misinformation about how Australians work and...

Migration positive story welcome

19 Oct 2018

"We are pleased Minister Coleman has acknowledged the important role employer-sponsored migration plays in solving the skills and labour shortages...

Australian businesses now have access to TRILLION dollar market

19 Oct 2018

We congratulate the Federal Government on their work in getting Australia into the GPA, and look forward to the opportunities...

Business welcomes Government intervention on casual employment

18 Oct 2018

The Federal Government’s intervention in a legal challenge to preserve casual employment and protect Australia’s small businesses from billions of...

ACTU – “Why?”

04 Oct 2018

Australia’s largest business voice, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, asks a simple question about the ACTU’s plan to...

Business leaders gather at Parliament House for Business Leaders Summit

18 Sep 2018

“Over the course of the Summit we will bring together Australian Chamber members, political and business leaders, policymakers, regulators, and influencers...

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