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International border delay reiterates support still needed for business

02 Dec 2021

The two-week delay in reopening the international border has reinforced the need for the Federal Government to provide assistance for...

ACCI elects new president

01 Dec 2021

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the nation’s largest and most representative business group, has elected Nola Watson as...

Temporary pause on international reopening a sensible precaution

30 Nov 2021

While the delay to the reopening if international borders from 1 December until 15 December will be disappointing and disruptive...

Visa changes provide certainty for skilled migrants and international students

25 Nov 2021

New visa settings announced by the Federal Government today offer a lifeline for businesses facing acute skills shortages and will...

Fair Work Amendment tramples the preferences of employees

23 Nov 2021

The Fair Work Amendment (Same Job, Same Pay) Bill 2021 threatens the viability of labour hire services and ignores the...

Return of international arrivals a partial release of the pressure valve

22 Nov 2021

Australia is set to welcome 200,000 skilled migrants, foreign students, working holiday makers and other existing visa holders without the...

Statement regarding the passing of Justice Geoffrey Giudice AO

19 Nov 2021

It is with great sadness that members and staff of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry learned of the...

Andrew McKellar interview with Ashleigh Gillon, Newsday, Sky News

19 Nov 2021

Urgent clarity needed for cruises to set sail

16 Nov 2021

As Australia’s summer season approaches, indications from the Federal Health Minister that the cruise industry will be permitted to set...

Still no plan for worker shortage crisis

09 Nov 2021

As worker shortages across the country reach crisis levels, Australian businesses are still without a timetable for the return of...

MUA’s cargo crisis chokehold must be stopped

04 Nov 2021

The Maritime Union’s push to paralyse Australia’s ports is risking the nation's economic recovery amid intensified international supply chain disruptions.  Released...

Andrew McKellar interview with David Koch, Sunrise, Seven

02 Nov 2021

Abolish quarantine for all fully vaxxed arrivals

02 Nov 2021

Australia’s recovery hangs in the balance for our tourism industry, universities and those businesses facing critical skill shortages without a...

Asia-Pacific businesses call for WTO reform

29 Oct 2021

Path to net zero imperative for business

26 Oct 2021

Businesses now have a practical plan to achieve the technological and economic transition towards net zero.  This will drive investment,...

Australia needs an ambitious migration target

26 Oct 2021

ACCI chief executive launches Better Australia

19 Oct 2021

ACCI calls for renewed generation of reform

19 Oct 2021

As Australians, we have a duty to secure the prosperity of future generations, ensuring that we pass on improved social...

We need bold leadership to jolt Australia out of complacency

18 Oct 2021

As we finally begin to emerge from lockdowns and restrictions, end border closures, and reach crucial thresholds in the vaccination...

International travel plan to reopen Australia to the world

15 Oct 2021

Today’s announcement from the New South Wales Premier is a bold and welcome step to begin reopening Australia to the world.

Workplace mental health at breaking point

14 Oct 2021

Today, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released a report, Small Business, Mental Health; navigating the complex landscape, highlighting...

Andrew McKellar interview with Natalie Barr, Sunrise, Seven

13 Oct 2021

Clarity urgently needed on international travel plan

12 Oct 2021

With vaccination rates rapidly rising around the country and domestic reopening plans starting to take effect, focus must shift towards...

Accelerated international border opening welcome but business concerns remain

01 Oct 2021

Announced today, the plan to end the international travel ban is a crucial step towards getting Australia back to business....

Premature to pull the plug on COVID payments

30 Sep 2021

With lockdowns and restrictions costing the economy more than $2 billion a week, reopening when we reach vaccination thresholds is...

Vaccinations key to unlock Australian manufacturing

28 Sep 2021

Australian manufacturing is fraught with supply chain disruptions and labour shortages on a scale not seen in decades. Despite this,...

Enterprise bargaining decline confirms reform needed

20 Sep 2021

Without an overhaul of our enterprise bargaining system, Australia risks a slow and painful recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Population numbers reveal plan desperately needed for labour and skills shortages

17 Sep 2021

A plan is urgently needed to implement a strong migration program and reopen our borders as soon as vaccination allows...

Business needs consistency on vaccine freedoms

16 Sep 2021

With businesses facing contradictory and vague advice on vaccination passports, ACCI is urging National Cabinet to finalise clear and cohesive...

Andrew McKellar interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Drive

09 Sep 2021

Andrew McKellar interview with Laura Jayes, Sky News AM Agenda

09 Sep 2021

Andrew McKellar interview with Mark Gibson, 6PR Breakfast.

08 Sep 2021

Andrew McKellar interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW Mornings

08 Sep 2021

Andrew McKellar interview with Neil Breen, 4BC Breakfast

08 Sep 2021

Andrew McKellar interview with Karl Stefanovic, The Today Show

08 Sep 2021

Andrew McKellar interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

08 Sep 2021

Free rapid testing must be immediately provided for all businesses operating in lockdown

08 Sep 2021

The Federal Government must move to immediately roll out free and accessible...

[email protected] reforms a significant step to tackle workplace sexual harassment

02 Sep 2021

The [email protected] reforms, passed by the Parliament today, delivers the most significant initiative to stamp out workplace sexual harassment in...

Naming JobKeeper recipients retrospectively shifts the goalposts

30 Aug 2021

Demands for the ATO to reveal the recipients of the JobKeeper scheme are short-sighted and risk setting a dangerous precedent...

Indemnity scheme green lights workplace jabs

28 Aug 2021

Today the Federal Government has delivered on an indemnity scheme to protect employers who may face costly claims when they...

Expansion of Recovery Loan Scheme and JobSaver critical for business

26 Aug 2021

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens across Sydney and Melbourne, the Federal Government’s expansion of both the SME Recovery Loan Scheme...

High Court embraces common sense arrangements for employers and employees

04 Aug 2021

Today, the High Court’s Workpac v Rossato appeal judgement has unanimously rejected the union movement’s disingenuous attempts to discredit casual...

Expanded support measures a must for extended lockdowns

29 Jul 2021

Today's expansion of support for employees and businesses will help address significant damage to Australia's economy, following the announcement this morning of...

Business calls for IR flexibilities to be reintroduced

21 Jul 2021

Business is urging Prime Minister Scott Morrison to reinstate the temporary industrial relations flexibilities in the Fair Work Act when...

Emissions reduction should stimulate trade flows, not disrupt them

20 Jul 2021

Australian made and manufactured products may become more expensive when sold in the European Union under plans for a Carbon...

Business support package will save jobs and livelihoods

13 Jul 2021

As the COVID crisis in Greater Sydney deepens, the Federal Government’s joint assistance package with the NSW Government offers a...

Vaccine ramp up welcome but more support needed for lockdowns

12 Jul 2021

The earlier arrival of millions more Pfizer doses, brought forward into late July and August, is a turning point in Australia's...

Punitive payroll taxes put productivity last

06 Jul 2021

Australia’s economic recovery is at risk without a commitment from federal and state governments to pursue major payroll tax reforms...

COVID four-phase plan: ‘Triggers’ are next crucial step

02 Jul 2021

National Cabinet has made significant progress today by agreeing to take into account the vaccination and risk status of travellers...

Jenny Lambert interview with Ali Moore, ABC Radio Melbourne – ‘Mornings’ Program

02 Jul 2021

Labour shortages to hit manufacturing

29 Jun 2021

Australia's manufacturing sector has bounced back from sharp declines last year, however its expansion is being hampered by labour shortages...

Prosperity of future generations at risk

28 Jun 2021

The release of the fifth Intergenerational Report today paints a sobering picture of Australia's future, as the nation continues to struggle...

ACCI appoints new CEO

28 Jun 2021

The President and Board of the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry are pleased to announce Andrew McKellar as ACCI’s new...

Working Holiday Visa Changes a Tourism Lifeline

23 Jun 2021

Tourism and hospitality businesses in northern and remote Australia struggling with labour and skill shortages and hard hit by COVID-19 restrictions will be important...

Migration changes address skills and labour shortages

22 Jun 2021

The problems being experienced by the mining industry in attracting chefs to supervise on-site dining for workers despite very attractive...

New trade taskforce must act fast on competitiveness

18 Jun 2021

A new trade taskforce set up to cut copious amounts of red tape and regulation must move quickly or Australia's...

$3.6 billion wages hike to hurt small businesses most

17 Jun 2021

The Fair Work Commission’s decision to hike up award wages by 2.5 per cent disproportionately affects industries which have been...

Freer Australia-Singapore travel must be adopted soon

11 Jun 2021

Quarantine-free travel between Australia and Singapore is an important step to reopening our country to the rest of the world, offering a...

Blueprint for Australia’s trade future

04 Jun 2021

As a barometer of the business community, ACCI’s trade surveys provide a blueprint to Government on how best to support...

Relief for many small business owners in WHS review

21 May 2021

Common sense has prevailed after industrial manslaughter offences were not widely adopted across the country, in a meeting of Australian...

ACCI releases staged international reopening plan

20 May 2021

ACCI has published a plan to successfully reopen Australia to other countries in a series of controlled, risk-proportionate stages which will minimise the economic...

Tourism support will fall short without open borders

11 May 2021

The single most important outcome for the tourism, hospitality and accommodation industries after tonight’s Federal Budget is a commitment to...

Business-boosting Budget will need a bigger Australia

11 May 2021

Business investment, productivity and participation measures announced in tonight’s 2021-2022 Federal Budget will be crucial as we transition our economy...

Visa changes deliver much needed skills and labour solutions

10 May 2021

The changes to visa arrangements announced today will address some of the most critical labour and skills issues facing the...

Digital strategy will define our future prosperity

07 May 2021

An exciting new plan to help Australian businesses embrace digital technologies will play a significant role in ensuring we are a leading digital...

Budget will need strong youth employment focus

05 May 2021

"Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, young Australians have lost their jobs to a greater extent than other age...

ACCI releases priorities for easing domestic restrictions

28 Apr 2021

ACCI has published part one of a two-part advisory document on easing restrictions, improving the COVID business operating environment, and how...

Acute skills shortage arising from blocked migration pipeline

08 Apr 2021

Skills and labour shortages across Australia are severely impacting business recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Empower employers to rid the workplace of sexual harassment

08 Apr 2021

Employers, like the rest of the community, want sexual harassment in the workplace to be a thing of the past....

Casual changes deliver certainty and confidence

22 Mar 2021

The passage of the Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia's Jobs and Economic Recovery) Bill 2021 today is a responsible outcome, ensuring casual employment remains...

Achievement of casual employment certainty is welcome but the rest of the IR Omnibus Bill must not be adandoned

18 Mar 2021

Australia’s leading business groups welcome the passage through the Senate of amendments...

Australia’s economic growth continues to outstrip forecasts

18 Mar 2021

The economic recovery continues to gather momentum, with today’s ABS Labour Force numbers showing a huge leap in full time...

ACTU/COSBOA casual employment proposal is bad for small business

18 Mar 2021

Small businesses across Australia will be dismayed by the deal announced today by one small business organisation with the ACTU...

One Nation is backing Australia’s small businesses

17 Mar 2021

As the Senate debates the Omnibus Industrial Relations Bill in the next 24 hours, its decisions will have real impacts,...

Manufacturing sector expands prior to support winding back

16 Mar 2021

The manufacturing sector is leading Australia's economic recovery, with the nation's peak industry survey showing the sector expanding at a strong...

Cormann will do justice to full OECD portfolio

15 Mar 2021

The appointment of Mathias Cormann as the next Secretary-General of the OECD is welcomed by ACCI, Australia’s unique member of...

More work for part time employees under proposed IR changes

15 Mar 2021

ACCI has today released an important report to show how part time additional hours agreements will help to address underemployment...

IR Omnibus Bill needs to be passed this week

15 Mar 2021

Second class support for tourism industry

11 Mar 2021

The post-JobKeeper support package announced today will help to salvage 13 key tourism regions but falls short of what is...

Apprenticeship extension addresses skills shortage

09 Mar 2021

The Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements 50 per cent wage subsidy extension to September 2021 announced today is a recognition of its...

Sectors still in need despite GDP growth

03 Mar 2021

The latest GDP quarterly growth figures demonstrate the positive impact of rolling back restrictions, however some sectors still affected by government-imposed...

Part time flexibility application will reduce employment

01 Mar 2021

ACCI, Ai Group, ARA, NRA and ABI look forward to continuing to participate in the General Retail Award proceedings in...

Labor’s IR plan would cut job opportunities

10 Feb 2021

Labor’s industrial relations plan fails to recognise how jobs are created and what Australia needs to retain jobs and support recovery.

New Asian-led venture to revive the WTO

05 Feb 2021

The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI),  a network of national chambers from 27 economies across Asia and...

Irresponsible union ad should be taken off air

01 Feb 2021

ACCI calls on unions to withdraw their latest advertising campaign opposing industrial relations reform, and to rethink their messages trivialising road...

Support needed after March for government-restricted businesses

29 Jan 2021

The Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry has submitted a proposal to the Federal Government this week for a new...

Unemployment drop a promising sign of recovery

21 Jan 2021

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest employment figures indicate that Australia is on track for economic recovery, with total employment now...

Australia’s trade dispute resolution nominees

13 Jan 2021

International Chamber of Commerce Australia is pleased to announce its thirteen nominees to the international body which arbitrates foreign commercial trade disputes. 

Manage international arrivals based on risk

08 Jan 2021

ACCI urges the Federal and state governments to manage international arrivals by the risk they pose to our country, rather...

ACCI CEO to resign to take up local government leadership role in Western Australia

22 Dec 2020

Australian Chamber – Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends December 2020 | Aussie production soars, jobs to pick up in 2021

15 Dec 2020

Australian manufacturing production is at its highest level this year with industry...

Win for tourism as bubble proposal green lit

14 Dec 2020

The business collective behind a quarantine-free two-way travel bubble between Australia and New Zealand look forward to the initiative commencing early in...

Parliament must fix our broken IR system

09 Dec 2020

Members of Parliament must lay down their swords and agree to fix some key problems in Australia's IR system if we...

Modest Enterprise Bargaining Agreement changes are just a first step

09 Dec 2020

Enterprise Bargaining Agreement changes foreshadowed in today's industrial relations Omnibus Bill are critically important to supporting jobs and businesses in distress,...

Awards flexibility will save and create jobs

08 Dec 2020

Simplifying modern awards and providing employers and employees with more flexibility will help achieve the common goal of saving and...

Compliance changes must not put business at risk

08 Dec 2020

With many business owners at breaking point in 2020, criminalising underpayments and increasing civil penalties for non-compliance risks tipping the...

Casual employment needs to be given the green light

07 Dec 2020

Federal Parliament needs to send a message this week to encourage employers to create jobs and hire casuals by dispelling concerns around...

Millions would lose 25% pay under radical casual employment plan

02 Dec 2020

More than a million Australians would stand to lose a quarter of their income and freedom to choose how they...

Two-way Trans-Tasman travel plan released

27 Nov 2020

Business organisations from Australia and New Zealand have teamed up to deliver an updated travel bubble plan between the countries...

Relief over high court move on double dipping

26 Nov 2020

Australian businesses have been thrown a lifeline today in the fight against double-dipping claims, following the High Court's decision to...

Supporting Cormann’s candidacy is a sound investment for Australia

25 Nov 2020

ACCI urges support for Mathias Cormann’s candidacy for the position of Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Hijacking casual work won’t create more jobs

24 Nov 2020

Labor leaders and the union movement are trying to redefine casual work, putting Australia’s small businesses and jobs at risk.

Delay super guarantee increase until economy improves

23 Nov 2020

The Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry supports a deferral of any increase in the superannuation guarantee until the economy...

Open borders now to South Australia

20 Nov 2020

ACCI is urging state and territory leaders across Australia to immediately drop border and travel restrictions on South Australian people,...

ACCI & UniSA release joint COVID-19 survey

19 Nov 2020

A new joint survey produced by ACCI and the University of South Australia has found that maintaining supply chains continues...

Working from home must work for everybody

17 Nov 2020

ACCI urges the union movement to be realistic about working from home demands, as the country tries to recover economically from the pandemic. 

Union movement makes a paper tiger from regional trade pact

16 Nov 2020

The union movement’s scare campaign about Australia’s participation in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a paper tiger. The ACTU...

Business needs a national scorecard for reopening

12 Nov 2020

ACCI is calling on National Cabinet to release a national scorecard on the reopening of the economy after tomorrow's meeting...

States now hold key to business confidence

26 Oct 2020

State Premiers and Territory Ministers now hold the key to boosting national business confidence, one of the fundamental economic and recovery...

Business needs National Cabinet to deliver updated Roadmap tomorrow

22 Oct 2020

Tomorrow will be the best remaining chance for National Cabinet to agree to an updated Roadmap for reopening Australia so businesses can trade...

Media Release | RBA Governor’s speech points the way

16 Oct 2020

The need to effectively deal with the health and economic impact of COVID as we learn to live with it...

Domestic tourism campaign benefits from open borders

13 Oct 2020

Australia’s leading tourism business group, Australian Chamber – Tourism, has urged Australians to accept the invitation by Tourism Australia to Holiday...

ACCI endorses Senator Cormann for OECD

08 Oct 2020

ACCI strongly supports Prime Minister Scott Morrison's nomination of Senator Mathias Cormann to the role of Secretary-General of the Organisation for...

Budget 2020: Energising Entrepreneurs

06 Oct 2020

Australian entrepreneurs will be energised by the unparalleled investment incentives announced in the Federal Budget tonight.

Easing restrictions must go hand-in-hand with Federal Budget

06 Oct 2020

The needs of big-employing industries in tourism, hospitality and events must be front of mind in the run up to the...

Wage subsidies will help reverse apprenticeship decline

04 Oct 2020

Today's Federal Government announcement of a 50 per cent wage subsidy for new apprentices and trainees employed from 5 October by any...

Travel Restart: Bring on the Kiwis

02 Oct 2020

The arrival of New Zealand passengers from October 16 without the need for quarantine in Australia is an exciting new turning point for...

Time to scale up sector-competitive manufacturing

01 Oct 2020

Today's $1.5b investment in Australian manufacturing recognises the country's need to scale up our first-class research into industry competitive on the world stage.  

Good time to upgrade our tourism treasures

01 Oct 2020

Today's announcement of $61.7 million in upgrades to Australia's natural and heritage assets will go a long way to help stimulate...

Digital Business Plan will help create jobs

29 Sep 2020

The Federal Government's Digital Business Plan will help to create the jobs Australia needs and will set us on a stronger course for the recovery out of...

Regional tourism package much needed

27 Sep 2020

Australian Chamber – Tourism congratulates the Federal Government on the much needed Regional Tourism Recovery Package.

Small biz owners win back control of their future

24 Sep 2020

Hundreds of thousands of small business owners facing insolvency due to the economic fallout of COVID-19 will be able to take back...

Tourism dollars to boost South Australia

23 Sep 2020

The South Australian tourism sector will now be able to prepare for a more promising summer season following Premier Steven Marshall's...

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...

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.

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...

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...

COVID-19 amendments to the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services & Retail Award

05 May 2020

The agreed temporary amendments to the award are aimed at preserving the...

National Tourism Restart Taskforce Established

29 Apr 2020

"What is required now is a considered and careful plan to restart Australia’s third largest export industry and one of...

COVIDSafe App is Ignition Key to re-start confidence, business & jobs

26 Apr 2020

Mr. Pearson urged everyone to download and use the voluntary app and asked businesses to encourage their customers, suppliers, and...

Tourism needs the help to rebuild from scratch

15 Apr 2020

“Successfully restarting tourism will depend on programs such as these loans  and other Government support initiatives, as well as the...

Employer-employee relationship at core of changes to Fair Work Act

07 Apr 2020

The JobKeeper legislation, including changes to the Fair Work Act, is critical to keeping businesses in business and Australians in...

Jump start for stalled Aussie exports

01 Apr 2020

The Government's new $110m program, to be coordinated by logistics expert Michael Byrne, will revive stalled exports in seafood, red meat,...

Employers and Unions co-operate on Restaurants Award to address COVID-19 challenges

31 Mar 2020

This temporary alteration allows restaurants and cafes to scale up or down their operations and employees to work fluidly across other areas of...

JobKeeper payment will save jobs: ACCI

31 Mar 2020

Today's announcement is a game changer when Australia needs it most.

FWC Full Bench varies Clerks Award to address COVID-19 challenges

30 Mar 2020

In this extremely difficult time, it has been heartening to see unions and employers working together to ensure more businesses stay...

Landmark COVID-19 awards deal struck

26 Mar 2020

ACCI Workplace Director Scott Barklamb said today's deal was an "historic move during an unprecedented crisis". 

COVID-19: Vital support will help small business survive but more needed if crisis deepens

23 Mar 2020

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry applauded the Federal Government's second tranche of...

New business measures to brace Australian economy against COVID-19

18 Mar 2020

Without support for small business, thousands of Australians will lose their businesses, their jobs and their livelihoods and the economy...

Coronavirus impact hits Australian manufacturing: Survey

17 Mar 2020

The survey, undertaken between February 10 and March 3 this year, found the Actual Composite index fell to 45.0 in the...

Fiscal firepower to assist tourism

13 Mar 2020

Australian Chamber – Tourism Executive Chair John Hart said the targeted funding from the COVID-10 stimulus package is an important...

Stimulus a short-term buffer for small business

12 Mar 2020

While the package is focused on providing relief over the next three months in the belief that the impact of CoViD19 will...

New grant vital for bushfire-affected small businesses

11 Mar 2020

"We welcome the Federal Government's announcement today to provide a new $10K grant as well as slashing the red tape...

Batemans Bay Tourism Recovery Summit & Business Council

02 Mar 2020

Batemans Bay will host The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Tourism Recovery Summit and General Council this week as...

Industry boosts engagement in Circular Economy

02 Mar 2020

The establishment of Plastics Stewardship Australia will help better coordinate government and industry action on more effective ways to reuse...

Stand up to workplace abuse

19 Feb 2020

The campaign highlights bullying, threatening behaviour in some Australian workplaces, and deliberate disregard for our laws and courts.

Productivity growth an urgent priority

19 Feb 2020

The release of the Productivity Commission's analysis is a major wakeup call to our federal and state governments.

Planning now a must for tourism recovery

17 Feb 2020

The Federal Government responded with a record additional investment of $76 Million to help tourism deal with the challenges of...

Move events to the bush: ACCI

29 Jan 2020

‘Holiday Here’ campaign vital to rebuilding Australian tourism

23 Jan 2020

Regional communities across Australia who rely on the tourism industry are continuing to feel the sting of Australia’s devastating bushfires...

Vale Bryan Noakes AO (1930 – 2020)

23 Jan 2020

The President, Board, members and staff of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) have learned with great sadness...

Small businesses welcome bushfire relief

20 Jan 2020

Tourism package the start on a long road to recovery

19 Jan 2020

Bushfire-affected tourism businesses, whether directly or indirectly impacted, have a long road ahead as we work to restore Australia's strong, nature-focused...

New information portal for bushfire-affected businesses

10 Jan 2020

Small business needs to remain a big deal following departmental reshuffle

05 Dec 2019

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry urges the Government to keep its eyes on the needs of small business, while...

Ensuring Integrity bill too important to abandon

04 Dec 2019

This Bill is too important to abandon. We need to fight for vulnerable employees and small business people who continue to...

Focus funding on literacy and numeracy

04 Dec 2019

The 2018 PISA results reflect what business has been consistently saying to the education sector – improve literacy and numeracy...

More effort needed for GDP growth: ACCI

04 Dec 2019

While the modest improvement in GDP growth in the September quarter is a positive sign the health of the Australian economy...

Failed Bill hits small business hardest

29 Nov 2019

The decision by the Australian Senate to reject the Ensuring Integrity Bill will suffocate small businesses who don’t have the...

FTA win as global trade storm brews

26 Nov 2019

It is encouraging to see the Coalition and Opposition recognise the need to maintain momentum and support for liberalised trade in...

ACTU should stick to the facts

25 Nov 2019

Ensuring Integrity amendments get nod from ACCI

22 Nov 2019

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the release of proposed amendments to the Fair Work Amendment (Ensuring Integrity)...

Power of innovation in deregulation reform

21 Nov 2019

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive James Pearson said improvements to the design of business registers and...

Funding focus needed in Vocational Training

21 Nov 2019

Energy market solutions needed from COAG

21 Nov 2019

The COAG Energy Council must address Australia’s beleaguered eastern energy markets at its meeting in Perth tomorrow with the goal...

It’s time to ensure all trade unions and employer organisations obey the law

06 Nov 2019

Huge win for Australian business with latest mega-regional trade agreement

05 Nov 2019

Australian business stands to reap huge rewards from one of the world's largest free trade agreements, after Australian negotiators successfully...

Mental health report first step to reform

31 Oct 2019

Inflation up despite global headwinds

30 Oct 2019

The Australian economy continues to weather global uncertainly, with inflation edging upwards to 1.7 per cent in the Consumer Price Index...

Regional tourism buoyed by increase in Australian cruising

28 Oct 2019

“The increased interest in Australian cruising is a testament to the unique experiences and products on offer and the efforts...

Agri-tourism is key to supporting our regions

28 Oct 2019

Australia is a wide brown land and an authentic experience in a natural landscape is what our visitors expect. Many...

Business welcomes Senate Committee inquiry report into Ensuring Integrity Bill

25 Oct 2019

Vital National Skills Commissioner appointment

24 Oct 2019

Regional policies the seed to drive growth

18 Oct 2019

Indonesia and Hong Kong Free Trade Agreements welcomed

10 Oct 2019

Positioning Australian tourism for future growth

10 Oct 2019

ACCI urges banks pass on full interest rate cut

01 Oct 2019

The Australian Chamber is urging banks to pass on today's interest rate cuts in full in order to boost consumer...

ACCI joins VET stakeholder committee

26 Sep 2019

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to participate in the newly established Vocational Education and Training Stakeholder Committee, announced...

Focus on Indian visitor economy

24 Sep 2019

ACCI supports Mondelēz appeal

16 Sep 2019

Senate decision to protect small business welcomed

16 Sep 2019

Opportunity missed in Tourist Refund Scheme report

10 Sep 2019

The National Audit Office’s report on the Management of the Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS) has missed an opportunity to highlight...

Industrial sentiment slows in latest survey results

10 Sep 2019

Modest increase in apprenticeship commencements gives hope for future growth

05 Sep 2019

The future holds promise despite slower growth figure

04 Sep 2019

Learn new trade rules to avoid risk

02 Sep 2019

New rules for interpreting trade terms used by importers, exporters, lawyers, transporters and insurers across the world will be released in...

ACCI appoints new Chief Economist

27 Aug 2019

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ross Lambie as its Chief...

Spotlight on Vocational Education & Training

26 Aug 2019

Today the country celebrates the important contribution Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) makes to the economy and to the...

Trade: It’s time to focus on the west

23 Aug 2019

While we are keenly focused on trade tensions across the Pacific and security issues in Asia, Australia’s Defence Minister, Linda...

VET building pathways to a bright future

20 Aug 2019

University can be a great pathway for many students, but depending on the course chosen, it can leave many graduates...

Trade tensions remind us of the need to build our competitive muscle

19 Aug 2019

Ongoing trade tensions between our most important strategic partner and our most important trading partner mean this is a crucial...

Business Events Bid Fund Program changes welcomed

16 Aug 2019

Australian Chamber-Tourism, the peak body of Australia’s tourism organisations, welcomes changes to the Government’s $12 million Business Events Bid Fund...

Everyone benefits from better union oversight

09 Aug 2019

With the Ensuring Integrity Bill on its way to the Senate after it was passed by the House of Representatives...

VET reform welcomed by Australian Chamber

09 Aug 2019

The Australian Chamber welcomes the news our country’s Vocation Education and Training (VET) sector will have a reform roadmap by...

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