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Speech | Annual Dinner Address | President Jeremy Johnson

12 Dec 2018

Australian Chamber President Jeremy Johnson's welcome address at the 2018 Business Leaders Annual Dinner.

Business opposes federal energy divestment powers

03 Dec 2018

The Federal Government should drop its plans to introduce the Electricity Price Monitoring and Response Legislative Framework Bill 2018 in...

Labor announcement highlights need for national agreement on energy

22 Nov 2018

“We must not overlook the fact that, right here right now, businesses and households are struggling with unaffordable power bills....

Competition and certainty key to solving energy crisis

23 Oct 2018

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

Business renews calls for bipartisan national solution to energy crisis

10 Oct 2018

“Business needs both major parties, and state and territory governments, to rise above short-term politics and ideology to resolve the...

Survey results reinforce need for policy certainty to boost business

11 Sep 2018

The 3rd quarter results of the Australian Chamber-Westpac Survey of Industrial trends, released today, show the outlook for Australian Manufacturing...

Business Calls On Government To Provide Energy Certainty

10 Sep 2018

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the Government to make clear quickly, its plans to encourage...

Business response to ALP Gas Policy

03 Sep 2018

The best way to ensure affordable gas is to increase gas supply, Australia’s largest business lobby group, the Australian Chamber...

New energy policy right to prioritise power prices; more to be done on reliability and emissions

30 Aug 2018

The Australian Chamber welcomes Energy Minister Taylor’s clear commitment to cut power...

Business welcomes new Ministry

26 Aug 2018

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the country’s largest business group, has today welcomed the announcement of the new Ministry...

No time to lose: Business calls for action from new Prime Minister

24 Aug 2018

Australia's largest business lobby group, the Australian Chamber, today congratulates Scott Morrison on his appointment as Prime Minister of Australia,...

Australia’s largest business lobby responds to current political environment

21 Aug 2018

"Businesses of all sizes across the country represented by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry more than ever need long-term positive policy...

Australian Chamber calls on State and Territory Governments to endorse NEG

14 Aug 2018

The Australian Chamber welcomes the passage of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) through the Federal Coalition party room. “Business wants...

COAG: Urgent agreement needed on NEG

10 Aug 2018

“Business patience is wearing thin. Households and business can’t put off paying their power bills, politicians need to stop putting...

Victory on energy can only be won through compromise

09 Aug 2018

Australia’s political tribes are approaching tomorrow’s COAG meeting on the National Energy Guarantee as if it were a do-or-die elimination...

Joint Statement – Business and Industry united in calling for an end to energy uncertainty

06 Aug 2018

Representatives of Australia’s biggest employers, small businesses, the energy industry and the...

ACCC call for lower energy costs welcomed by Australian Chamber

11 Jul 2018

“The Australian Chamber has long argued prices simply must come down,” Australian Chamber CEO, James Pearson, said today.

Australian Chamber – Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends Q2 2018

12 Jun 2018

Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, James Pearson said “We welcome the ongoing overall outlook...

COAG: NEG makes its way towards the starting line – but action needed now

20 Apr 2018

The Australian Chamber welcomes the decision of the COAG Energy Council to progress development of the detailed design of the...

Energy ministers must end the power struggle

19 Apr 2018

Australian Chamber CEO, James Pearson encourages Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg to work with his state and territory colleagues to...

Australian Chamber welcomes decision to lift fracking ban in Northern Territory

17 Apr 2018

The decision to lift the ban on fracking in the Northern Territory has been welcomed by the Australian Chamber of...

Australian Chamber supports Frydenberg’s common-sense approach to energy

11 Apr 2018

"Minister Frydenberg's comments in his National Press Club address reflect the overwhelming desire of business for a common-sense approach to...

Independent report shows value in a new pricing structure for the National Electricity Market

18 Jan 2018

Research commissioned by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has shown...

Energy crisis – Rising costs must be addressed

29 Nov 2017

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes comments this morning from Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian...

CPI figures show businesses unable to pass on energy prices

25 Oct 2017

Responding to the latest ABS Consumer Price Index, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chief Economist Adam Carr said:

National Press Club: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and James Pearson

19 Oct 2017

Business Response – Government Energy Policy Announcement

17 Oct 2017

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, on behalf of Australian business, has been advocating for three things:

Urgent action needed to prevent job losses and business closure

16 Oct 2017

Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today welcomes the release of the ACCC preliminary report into its Retail Electricity Pricing...

Anything less than bipartisanship on energy is a policy failure

10 Oct 2017

Failure to achieve bipartisan consensus on energy would lead to worse outcomes as we fall back on a patchwork of...

Response to announcement on domestic gas supply

27 Sep 2017

Statement from James Pearson, Chief Executive:

ACCC report confirms jobs risk from energy crisis

25 Sep 2017

A reminder to the PM and energy retailers: Don’t forget small business

29 Aug 2017

Small businesses must be in scope at tomorrow’s meeting between the Prime Minister and the big energy retailers, the Australian...

Don’t forget small businesses in retail power talks

09 Aug 2017

Today’s discussions with energy retailers must not forget small business, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today.

Business leaders call for action on energy prices

28 Jul 2017

High energy costs are a crisis for Australian businesses, business leaders meeting in Brisbane said today. The General Council of...

Business welcomes COAG progress on energy

14 Jul 2017

Energy ministers have taken positive steps towards addressing the national energy crisis, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said...

Households and businesses paying for energy policy mess

13 Jul 2017

The COAG Energy Council must act to achieve price reductions across the energy market and ensure the reliability and security...

Finkel Review set to press reset button on power

09 Jun 2017

The Finkel Review offers a chance to reset Australia’s approach to power supply and allow all sides of the debate...

US withdrawal from climate agreement underlines importance of domestic certainty

02 Jun 2017

The United States’ decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement underlines the importance of ensuring our own climate policies...

Statement on gas policy

27 Apr 2017

James Pearson, CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Secure energy with lower emissions can be achieved

17 Mar 2017

Australia can achieve the twin objectives of a secure energy system and lower carbon emissions through putting in place sensible...

Clean coal, the PM and the market

09 Feb 2017

In his address to the National Press Club last week, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull put energy security front-and-centre on the...

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