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Australian Chamber congratulates Prime Minister Morrison and his Coalition Government on re-election

19 May 2019

“The business community congratulates the Prime Minister and the Coalition for winning...

Business welcomes R&D tax break for collaboration

08 May 2019

Australia’s largest network of businesses, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, welcomes Labor’s pledge today to boost the Research...

GETTING ON WITH BUSINESS 2019: Australia’s largest business network launches policy manifesto for the next Federal Government

07 May 2019

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry today launched its policy recommendations...

Industry-wide wage increases set and subsidised by government put small businesses under pressure

30 Apr 2019

“Whilst we welcome the Opposition’s decision to limit Government subsidised wage increases...

Australian Business Growth Fund recognises Small Business is a Big Deal

23 Apr 2019

“This announcement is recognition that small businesses is one of the major drivers of economic growth. One of the biggest...

Opinion Editorial | A big deal for job makers and risk takers

15 Apr 2019

Chambers of commerce reach into every community through their members - your newsagent, your butcher, your pharmacist, your dentist, and...

Business welcomes Labor focus on surplus & skills but worried by wages plan

05 Apr 2019

A commitment from a future Labor government to deliver surplus budgets against the risk of future global shocks is welcomed...

Billion dollar threat to small business still stands

04 Apr 2019

“Hundreds of thousands of Australian small businesses have been left in limbo, not knowing whether or not they will be...

Business welcomes bipartisan support for small business instant asset write-off

04 Apr 2019

Australia’s largest voice for small business, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, welcomes the passage of a Bill through...

Budget delivers for small business and skills

02 Apr 2019

“With a budget surplus is in sight, more than a decade after the Global Financial Crisis, we would have preferred...

Small Business looks to the Budget

01 Apr 2019

Small Business will be looking to the Federal Government in Budget 2019 to help to sustain the right environment for...

Small Business is a Big Deal: Australia’s largest business network gives voice to issues facing small business

27 Mar 2019

Australia’s largest voice for Small Business, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and...

Australian Chamber welcomes Labor small business policy

22 Mar 2019

Labor's small business policy released yesterday is welcome recognition of the importance of small business to jobs and the economy, Australia's largest...

Increase in the instant asset write-off a boost for small business

29 Jan 2019

Australia’s largest and most representative business network, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement today...

Small Business top of agenda where it belongs

21 Jan 2019

“Addressing the competitive conditions in which small to medium size enterprises operate will need to be the number one focus...

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s New Year’s Resolution

28 Dec 2018

In this upcoming Federal Election year, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s New Year resolution is to convince the...

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.

THE FACTS: WAGES ARE GROWING

14 Nov 2018

The ACTU is sowing confusion by claiming wages are staying low following the latest wage growth data. The facts are...

Australian Chamber welcomes federal government’s support for small business

14 Nov 2018

"The government's decision to improve access for small businesses to finance is welcome,” James Pearson, Chief Executive of the Australian...

Tax cuts the right move by Federal Government

11 Oct 2018

“We urge politicians of all sides who say they are supporters of small business to back the tax cuts being...

Speech | Australian Chamber Business Leaders Summit Cocktail Reception Address

19 Sep 2018

We are the nation’s largest and most representative business network. We are recognised for our thoughtful and assertive advocacy for...

Extension of Instant Asset Write-Down welcomed; more action needed to end business uncertainty

12 Sep 2018

“Small business is the backbone of the country and accelerated depreciation is an...

Small Business Tax Cuts & Asset Write-Off Must Now Be Government Priority

06 Sep 2018

Accelerating legislated tax cuts and permanently locking in law the instant asset write-off for small business, has to be a Federal...

A good start but job not done: Fair Work should be much fairer to small businesses

30 Jul 2018

The Australian Chamber welcomes the Fair Work Commission’s commitment to better support small business but wants more to be done...

ACTU wrong on wages

25 Jul 2018

"It’s wrong for the ACTU to claim the wage setting system is failing working people,” Australian Chamber of Commerce and...

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.

Workplace Relations System Should Work Better For Small Business

06 Jul 2018

“Working Better for Small Business” a new report commissioned and released by the Fair Work Commission today, highlights some of...

Common sense could be the winner from Labor’s backflip on business tax

02 Jul 2018

Many Australian businesses breathed a sigh of relief last Friday when commonsense prevailed amongst the ALP’s leadership team. They backed...

Labor Tax Policy – “A Kick In The Guts For SMEs”

26 Jun 2018

“This is a kick in the guts for over ten thousand businesses employing over one million workers who now see...

Increase to Minimum Wage Puts Jobs in Small Business At Risk

01 Jun 2018

Small business risks being pushed further out of the economy by the Fair Work Commission’s decision today to lift minimum...

Heading In The Right Direction – But More Ambition Needed

08 May 2018

Overall this is a positive budget – but it leaves Australia more exposed than we would like to any deterioration...

Australian Chamber supports push to simplify workplace relations

27 Apr 2018

Australian Chamber welcomes recognition the Australian workplace relations system is too complex by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise...

Labor should not let unions choose their own regulators

21 Apr 2018

Today’s report in The Australian newspaper that Labor would abolish the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and reinstate the...

ACTU wage claim shirtfronts small business & slams the door on jobseekers

19 Apr 2018

The ACTU’s claim that a 7.2% minimum wage rise will create tens of thousands of new jobs shirtfronts the small...

Why the ACTU wants to break the rules it wrote

17 Apr 2018

We all need to tackle the very real problems confronting the existing Fair Work Act, starting with those identified by...

ACTU policy package – “A recipe for disaster”

21 Mar 2018

The ACTU’s proposed policy package and its war against employers is a recipe for disaster not supported by the facts.

Labor’s new instant tax write-off policy welcomed by Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

13 Mar 2018

Federal Labor Opposition commitment to allow all businesses to immediately deduct 20...

ACTU risks damaging small business and employment through excessive wage demands

12 Mar 2018

ACTU risks damaging small business and employment through excessive wage demands.

ABC Radio National

12 Mar 2018

CEO, James Pearson discusses tariffs and the union's latest war on business on ABC Radio National.

Truth and small businesses are the first casualties of the ACTU’s latest war on business

11 Mar 2018

Calling out the ACTU on its latest scare campaign against Australian business.

Australia gets US steel tariff exemption

11 Mar 2018

The Australian Chamber welcomes the announcement that Australia will be exempt from the proposed US tariffs on steel and aluminium.

An inconvenient truth is still the truth

06 Mar 2018

“The ACTU is deliberately cherry-picking outdated data to argue a misleading case,” said CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce...

It’s time to push the reset button on the business tax debate.

27 Feb 2018

The Australian Chamber welcomes new Deputy Prime Minister

26 Feb 2018

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the elevation of Michael McCormack as the new Leader of the National Party...

Why you can’t take a “Pimp My Ride” approach to transforming your business

22 Feb 2018

“Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s...

Australian Chamber CEO James Pearson on facts

21 Feb 2018

Facts are important and never more so for the business community as debate heats up towards a Federal election. That’s...

Business welcomes continued wages growth

21 Feb 2018

ABS seasonally adjusted quarterly figures for wage growth released today show a rise. CEO of the Australian Chamber James Pearson...

Australia must maintain independently set, balanced minimum wages

20 Feb 2018

Today’s comments from the federal Opposition underscore the critical importance of maintaining truly independent minimum wage setting through the Fair...

Brand Australia – Call for single brand welcomed

23 Nov 2017

The Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports the government’s call today, in the release of its Foreign Policy White...

Prime Minister The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, remarks at the Australian Chamber Small Business Roundtable, Parliament House

22 Nov 2017

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speech to the Australian Chamber Small Business Roundtable...

Faster payments to small business welcomed

22 Nov 2017

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes the government’s announcement today that small businesses providing goods and services to...

2017 Communications Summit Presentations

21 Mar 2017

The Australian Chamber Communications Summit, held last Friday in Melbourne, brought together the communications staff from across our network to...

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