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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Regional policies the seed to drive growth

18 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...

The future holds promise despite slower growth figure

04 Sep 2019

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...

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...

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