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Andrew McKellar interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

28 Apr 2023

Workforce Summit hears from food supply chain on cost-of-living pressures

28 Apr 2023

A national Agrifood Workforce Summit held in Brisbane has heard that without urgent attention, workforce issues in the supply chain...

Reserve Bank overhaul can help drive future prosperity

20 Apr 2023

Major changes mooted for the Reserve Bank following its first external review in 40 years will be a success if...

ACCI welcomes new FWC president

06 Apr 2023

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the nation’s largest business network, congratulates Justice Adam Hatcher SC on being officially...

Business welcomes pre-Easter rates pause

04 Apr 2023

Embattled small businesses will be granted some respite today after the Reserve Bank’s decision to halt its rapid run of...

Business backs 4 per cent wage increase

31 Mar 2023

The nation’s largest business organisation, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and its 400,000-strong member network, has backed a...

Easing inflationary pressures necessitate April rates pause

29 Mar 2023

With further signs that inflationary pressures are receding, the nation’s largest business network has renewed its call for the Reserve...

Safeguards mechanism – assurances needed

27 Mar 2023

The nation’s largest business network, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has called on the government to assure the...

ACCI’s key role in international vaccination campaign 

23 Mar 2023

Andrew McKellar interview with Ross Greenwood, Sky News Business Now

21 Mar 2023

Productivity Commission highlights future challenges to Australian standard of living

17 Mar 2023

Australia will enter a twilight era of economic lethargy and lower standards of living if the Productivity Commission’s stark warnings...

Andrew McKellar interview with Patricia Karvelas, ABC RN Breakfast

10 Mar 2023

Andrew McKellar interview with Greg Jennett, ABC News Afternoon Briefing  

09 Mar 2023

Small business calls for April rates pause

07 Mar 2023

The Reserve Bank should pause any further increases to the cash rate at its April meeting following a 25-basis point...

Safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians

23 Feb 2023

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the launch of the new 10-year Australian Work Health and Safety...

Work health and safety roadmap for next decade

23 Feb 2023

Strong gains in private sector wages continue

22 Feb 2023

Businesses are delivering the strongest rate of wages growth in more than decade, with the private sector wages bill rising...

Post-study work rights shake-up to address skill shortages

22 Feb 2023

An extension of post-study work rights and an easing of pre-pandemic student visa work hours restrictions announced by the federal...

Government must resist Greens’ threat to energy supplies

15 Feb 2023

The Australian government must categorically reject Greens proposals to block new gas and coal projects as the price of passing...

Rates raise business concern

07 Feb 2023

The ninth increase to interest rates since May last year raises concern about the impact on small business and the...

Andrew McKellar interview with Greg Jennett, ABC News Afternoon Briefing

31 Jan 2023

Andrew McKellar interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

31 Jan 2023

Passage of Safeguard Mechanism essential for Australian business

31 Jan 2023

Safeguard Mechanism crediting legislation before the parliament must be passed to provide energy certainty to Australian businesses.

Fiscal repair must be overriding priority of federal budget

30 Jan 2023

Government must show expenditure restraint and commit to concrete structural fiscal repair, the nation’s largest business network has outlined today...

Price pressures remain concerning, business cautions

25 Jan 2023

Figures released today show inflation at 7.8 per cent in the December quarter, renewing pressure on the Reserve Bank to...

Australia can’t afford low port productivity

13 Jan 2023

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed the release of the Productivity Commission’s report Lifting Productivity at Australia’s container...

Safeguard mechanism reforms will provide pathway to lower emissions

10 Jan 2023

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes proposed changes to the safeguard mechanism to drive down carbon emissions while providing business with much-needed...

Migration reform key to delivering workforce of the future

10 Jan 2023

Expanding the skilled migration intake, offering temporary migrants a pathway to permanent residency and halving the levy employers pay to...

Rebuilding Australia’s workforce demands continued skills investment

20 Dec 2022

A surge in the number of apprentices and trainees continues the positive trajectory of rebuilding our local skills base, but...

Manufacturing sentiment dives as cost crisis hits

20 Dec 2022

Growth in local manufacturing has been slashed as surging energy costs, rising interest rates, record labour shortages, and lingering supply...

Targeted price relief welcome, but price caps will cause supply problems

15 Dec 2022

ACCI’s submission on the government’s proposed energy policy supports targeted relief for households and small businesses, but expresses concern over...

GDP numbers point to uncertainty ahead

07 Dec 2022

Weaker than expected quarterly GDP figures show Australia faces strong headwinds in order to maintain economic momentum in 2023.

Reserve Bank pushes rates higher, but Australia not out of the woods

06 Dec 2022

In its final meeting of the year, the Reserve Bank has lifted the cash rate target by a further 25...

ACCI welcomes review into payment times reporting

06 Dec 2022

The federal government’s review into the Payment Times Reporting Act is a crucial opportunity to improve outcomes for small businesses,...

Andrew McKellar doorstop interview, Parliament House Canberra

28 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Scott Haywood, Nine Radio Money News

21 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Greg Jennett, ABC News Afternoon Briefing

21 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

21 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Tom Connell, Sky News NewsDay

17 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic, The Today Show

16 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Matthew Doran, ABC News Afternoon Briefing

10 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Danica De Giorgio, Sky News AM Agenda

10 Nov 2022

Leading employer organisations join together in call for a major rethink of federal government’s IR bill

10 Nov 2022

Australia’s major employer associations have joined together to express concern that elements...

Andrew McKellar interview with Nadia Mitsopoulos, WA Mornings ABC Radio Perth

03 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Karalee Katsambanis, 6PR Money News

02 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Andy Park, Radio National Drive

01 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Tom Connell, Sky News NewsDay

01 Nov 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Lisa Millar, ABC News Breakfast

01 Nov 2022

Seismic IR shift means increasing strikes, higher unemployment

27 Oct 2022

Seismic shifts to Australia’s workplace relations system announced by the federal government today will increase strikes, create more complexity, and...

Andrew McKellar interview with Thomas Oriti, ABC NewsRadio

26 Oct 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Peter Stefanovic, Sky News First Edition

26 Oct 2022

Michele O’Neil and Andrew McKellar panel interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic, The Today Show

26 Oct 2022

Budget a good start for tourism, but more to be done

25 Oct 2022

The Australian tourism industry has welcomed the Federal Government’s attention to the crucial sector in tonight’s Budget, but calls for...

Albanese government delivers budget for the moment

25 Oct 2022

The Albanese government has delivered a modest and practical budget that invests in growing local jobs and skills, makes inroads...

Jennifer Westacott, Innes Willox, Andrew McKellar panel interview with Ross Greenwood, Business Now

25 Oct 2022

Andrew McKellar panel interview with Henry Belot, ABC Capital Hill

25 Oct 2022

Business cautions against rushed IR changes

21 Oct 2022

Australia’s peak employer organisations have cautioned that proposed changes to workplace laws will have significant ramifications that raise the risk...

WHS trends survey: Inconsistent WHS laws are making it difficult for Australian business

20 Oct 2022

The results of a survey of work health and safety business trends...

New international tourism campaign hits the mark in restarting industry

19 Oct 2022

The new international campaign to stimulate inbound visitation has been embraced by Australia’s tourism industry as a much-needed boost as...

Skilled migration rules must deliver more in-demand workers

14 Oct 2022

Abolishing prescriptive occupation lists would open up skilled migration and deliver more in-demand workers the Productivity Commission has found as...

Multi-employer bargaining poses economy-wide risks, PC confirms

14 Oct 2022

The Productivity Commission has warned of a potential surge in strikes, supply chain bottlenecks, and a chain reaction of unsustainable...

End of isolation strikes right balance

30 Sep 2022

Common sense changes announced by National Cabinet today to scrap COVID-19 isolation rules signal a return to normality, ending the...

Full-time employment surges amid participation growth

15 Sep 2022

The rise in full-time employment shows more Australians are getting the jobs they want, and delivering them a secure income. 

Jobs and Skills Summit – Day Two

02 Sep 2022

Day 2 of the Jobs and Skills Summit has delivered major wins for businesses struggling to find staff. The permanent...

Permanent migration increase a win for Australia

02 Sep 2022

A boost to Australia’s permanent migration intake by 35,000 up to 195,000 a year, and a $36.1 million increase to...

Jobs and Skills Summit – Day One

01 Sep 2022

Calls by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for reform to the “better off overall test” (BOOT) and improving...

IR reforms must fix bargaining, not abandon it

01 Sep 2022

New directions on industrial relations announced by Employment and Workplace Relations Minister Tony Burke will be critical in restoring common...

ACCI, Ai Group and BCA joint statement of ambition for the Jobs and Skills Summit

30 Aug 2022

Three major employer and business groups today released a joint statement of ambition for this week’s Jobs and Skills Summit,...

Andrew McKellar interview with Haidi Stroud-Watts and Kathleen Hays, Bloomberg Daybreak Australia

30 Aug 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic, The Today Show

29 Aug 2022

ACCI chief executive Andrew McKellar joins The Today Show hosts Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic to discuss the upcoming Jobs...

Andrew McKellar interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

29 Aug 2022

ACCI chief executive Andrew McKellar joins Sky News Afternoon Agenda host Kieran Gilbert to discuss the upcoming Jobs and Skills...

Andrew McKellar interview with Greg Jennett, ABC News Afternoon Briefing

29 Aug 2022

ACCI chief executive Andrew McKellar joins ABC News Afternoon Briefing host Greg Jennett to discuss the upcoming Jobs and Skills...

Andrew McKellar interview with Gemma Veness, ABC News Afternoons

22 Aug 2022

ACCI chief executive Andrew McKellar joins ABC News Afternoons host to discuss the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit, visa processing...

Andrew McKellar interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

22 Aug 2022

ACCI chief executive Andrew McKellar joins Sky News Afternoon Agenda host Kieran Gilbert to discuss the upcoming Jobs and Skills...

ACCI chief executive, Andrew McKellar, Address to the National Press Club of Australia

17 Aug 2022

'A Competition for Our Future - Revitalising economic reform: an agenda for...

Economic headwinds must act as wakeup call

28 Jul 2022

The latest state of the economy address from Treasurer Jim Chalmers is a clear warning for Australia that must provide...

Andrew McKellar interview with Tom Connell, Sky News NewsDay

28 Jul 2022

Emissions legislation must pass to guarantee energy certainty

27 Jul 2022

Passage of legislation to cut carbon emissions is essential for delivering energy certainty to Australian businesses.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announces dates for Jobs and Skills summit

12 Jul 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Chris Kenny, The Kenny Report, Sky News

07 Jul 2022

Reserve Bank right to front-load rate rises

05 Jul 2022

The Reserve Bank continued the normalisation of monetary conditions today with a third increase in the cash rate in as...

Andrew McKellar interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

28 Jun 2022

Andrew McKellar panel interview with Karl Stefanovic and Brooke Boney, The Today Show

16 Jun 2022

Andrew McKellar panel interview with Patricia Karvelas, RN Breakfast

16 Jun 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Michael Usher, 7 News The Latest

15 Jun 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Greg Jennett, ABC News Afternoon Briefing

15 Jun 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Kieran Gilbert, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

15 Jun 2022

Doorstop interview, ACCI chief executive responds to Fair Work Commission’s annual wage review decision

15 Jun 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Ross Greenwood, Sky News Business Now

10 Jun 2022

Rate rise necessary to tame accelerating inflation

07 Jun 2022

The Reserve Bank’s decision to hike the cash rate for a second time in two months by 50 basis points...

Andrew McKellar interview with Andy Park, RN Drive

07 Jun 2022

Buy local and back Australian business

07 Jun 2022

Australia’s largest and most representative voice for business, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is urging consumers to support...

Andrew McKellar interview with Tom Connell, Sky News NewsDay

06 Jun 2022

Surging energy prices hurting businesses and families

26 May 2022

Australia must reach consensus on a plan for affordable and reliable power generation that balances domestic energy security and facilitates...

Andrew McKellar interview with Gemma Veness, ABC News Afternoon Briefing

25 May 2022

Andrew McKellar panel interview with Patricia Karvelas, ABC RN Breakfast

12 May 2022

Three per cent wage increase is balanced, responsible and sustainable

11 May 2022

In its submission to the Fair Work Commission’s annual wage review, the nation’s peak business network, the Australian Chamber of...

Andrew McKellar interview with Peter Stefanovic, First Edition Sky News

11 May 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Michael Rowland and Lisa Millar, ABC News Breakfast

11 May 2022

RBA rates rise reflects increasing inflationary pressure on business

03 May 2022

The Reserve Bank’s decision to lift the cash rate to 0.35 per cent reflects the interrelated challenges of rising inflation,...

Changes to close contact isolation rules will alleviate acute staff shortages

20 Apr 2022

The further easing of close contact isolation rules for household contacts in NSW and Victoria will ease the crippling workforce...

Greenfields reform will boost business, create jobs

19 Apr 2022

A commitment from a re-elected Coalition government to extend new greenfields agreements to six years is an important step towards...

Andrew McKellar interview with Charles Croucher and Belinda Russell, The Today Show

15 Apr 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Neil Mitchell, 3AW Mornings

15 Apr 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Jamie Travers, ABC News Radio

14 Apr 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Chris Kenny, The Kenny Report Sky News

14 Apr 2022

ACTU should not distort the facts on casual employment

11 Apr 2022

The union movement’s rehashed casualisation scare campaign puts Australian small businesses and jobs at risk.  

Budget reaffirms commitment to tourism

29 Mar 2022

Tonight’s budget will continue to rebuild Australia’s tourism industry; notwithstanding continued labour pressures are hampering the sector’s recovery.

Andrew McKellar interview with Greg Jennet, ABC Afternoon Briefing

29 Mar 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Karl Stefanovic and Leila McKinnon, The Today Show

24 Mar 2022

Supply side headwinds limit pace of manufacturing recovery

15 Mar 2022

Australia manufacturers are facing labour and material shortages on a scale not seen since the 1970s oil shock with global...

Boost to higher education for international students welcomed

23 Feb 2022

The Morrison Government’s announcement today of $10 million to support a new international education strategy is a welcome boost for...

Andrew McKellar interview with Ros Childs, ABC News at Noon

21 Feb 2022

Open Sesame! Tourists, business travellers return today

21 Feb 2022

After 704 days, Australia finally welcomes all fully vaccinated international tourists, business travellers and other visa holders from today.  While...

Overdue WA re-opening welcome

18 Feb 2022

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) welcomes the WA Government's decision to end its two years of isolation.

Andrew McKellar interview with Sarah Harris and Tristan MacManus, Studio 10

15 Feb 2022

ACCI welcomes closer economic ties with India

14 Feb 2022

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) welcomes the Morrison Government’s continuing focus on strengthening economic ties with India,...

Andrew McKellar interview with Greg Jennett, ABC Afternoon Briefing

08 Feb 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Ashleigh Gillion, NewsDay Sky News

08 Feb 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Natalie Barr and David Koch, Sunrise on Seven

08 Feb 2022

International tourists to return after 704 days

07 Feb 2022

Today’s commitment to reopen Australia’s borders to fully vaccinated international tourists, business travellers and other visa holders is a watershed...

ACTU should stick to the facts on job security

02 Feb 2022

As the ACTU rehashes its scare campaign on job insecurity in the lead up to the election, it may attempt...

Research commercialisation boost essential to reach our economic potential

01 Feb 2022

More Australian businesses will be able to scale-up and commercialise innovative technologies under a new package announced by the Federal...

ACCI congratulates new Safe Work Australia Chair Joanne Farrell

31 Jan 2022

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) congratulates Joanne Farrell on her appointment as Chair of Safe Work Australia.

Andrew McKellar interview with Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic, The Today Show Nine Network

27 Jan 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Michael Rowland, ABC News Breakfast

27 Jan 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Laura Jayes, AM Agenda Sky News

27 Jan 2022

Time to fully open the international border

27 Jan 2022

With vaccination rates above 90 per cent, now is the right time to open our international border so our hard-hit...

Andrew McKellar interview with Julie Snook, NewsDay Sky News

21 Jan 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Steve Price, Australia Today

20 Jan 2022

Visa rebates can plug workforce gaps, but international tourists must return

19 Jan 2022

Changes announced by the Prime Minister today to rebate visa application fees will encourage international students and working holiday makers...

Andrew McKellar interview with Luke Grant, 2GB Drive

19 Jan 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Peter Stefanovic, First Edition, Sky News

18 Jan 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Oliver Peterson, Perth Live, 6PR

18 Jan 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Brooke Corte, Money News 2GB, 4BC and 3AW

17 Jan 2022

Andrew McKellar interview with Gabriella Power, Sky News NewsDay

13 Jan 2022

Important changes needed at tomorrow’s National Cabinet

12 Jan 2022

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) is calling for National Cabinet to establish clear and nationally consistent guidelines...

Andrew McKellar interview with Ash Gillon, Sky News Afternoon Agenda

11 Jan 2022

Vale Former ACCI President Harold Clough AO OBE

07 Jan 2022

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) remembers and celebrates the life of eminent businessman Harold Clough AO OBE,...

Andrew McKellar interview with Cathy Van Extel, RN Breakfast

21 Dec 2021

Budget must hand business the baton to ensure economic recovery

20 Dec 2021

The success of Australia’s recovery requires businesses to do much of the heavy lifting to increase productivity and accelerate economic...

Andrew McKellar interview with Paul Barclay, RN Drive

17 Dec 2021

Business set to benefit from Australia-UK free trade agreement

17 Dec 2021

Businesses in Australia and the United Kingdom have been brought closer today with the signing of a bilateral free trade...

Economic surge cannot be derailed by Omicron overreaction

16 Dec 2021

The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) announced today shows that the Australian economy is positioned for strong growth in 2022. ...

Andrew McKellar interview with Lisa Millar, News Breakfast, ABC TV

08 Dec 2021

Andrew McKellar interview with Edwina Bartholomew, host, Sunrise on Seven

08 Dec 2021

Andrew McKellar interview with Cathy Van Extel, host, Radio National Breakfast

08 Dec 2021

Chamber movement joint release: Pensioners can address worker shortage

08 Dec 2021

National, state and territory chambers of commerce have today called on the Federal Treasurer to incentivise greater participation in the...

Focus on skills welcome but holistic approach must be taken

06 Dec 2021

A commitment from the Federal Opposition to deliver an expansion of Vocational Education and Training and higher education will be...

Opposition’s plan a chance to end climate uncertainty

03 Dec 2021

Ambitious emissions reduction plans announced by the Federal Opposition today offer a pathway to achieve the economic and technological transition...

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 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...

Respect@Work reforms a significant step to tackle workplace sexual harassment

02 Sep 2021

The Respect@Work 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...

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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