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ACCI elects Mark Birrell as new President

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has today elected Mark Birrell AM as President. Mr Birrell is a full-time non-executive director with extensive experience in the law and finance and is currently a non-executive director of Transurban Limited and a board member of the Geneva-based International Organisation of Employers. He has served in leadership roles across […]

16 Nov 2023

Business strongly opposes the ‘Closing Loopholes’ bill

The nation’s largest and most representative business network, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is appearing before the Senate inquiry into the government’s industrial relations legislation today. The committee hearing comes a day after the Senate voted to split the non-contentious aspects of the omnibus legislation. “There is no reason that those non-contentious parts of […]

14 Nov 2023

Businesses concerned by industrial relations changes

A survey with more than 2,000 business respondents across the nation has revealed concerns that the government’s proposed industrial relations changes will undermine the viability of Australian businesses. “The survey of businesses across the ACCI network, representing every state and territory, spanning all industry sectors, sends a clear message: businesses fear that the industrial relations changes will have […]

10 Nov 2023

Business welcomes significant Senate vote to split the Government’s industrial relations omnibus bill

The Senate’s significant decision to split the government’s controversial industrial relations bill is welcomed by business, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. “It is disappointing that the Government failed today to vote for its own important measures that would provide support to first responders who have PTSD, people with silicosis and those […]

9 Nov 2023

Rate hike adds to a cost of business crisis

The Reserve Bank’s decision to raise the cash rate to 4.35 per cent marks an end to four months of steady rates and indicates that Australia’s economy is still being challenged by inflation. “Though the hike is intended to combat inflation, it adds another layer of stress on businesses grappling with high input costs and […]

7 Nov 2023

Splitting the bill is the right approach

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomes Senator David Pocock and Senator Jacqui Lambie’s decision to introduce measures to split the government’s workplace relations bill this week. “This is a sensible proposal that will allow the government to proceed quickly with the non-contentious elements of the legislation,” ACCI chief executive officer Andrew McKellar said. […]

6 Nov 2023

Work health safety communication must get back to basics

Safety regulators need to improve their communication with small and medium businesses to ensure better workplace health and safety (WHS) practices and compliance across all Australian workplaces, a survey by Australia’s largest and most representative business network has found. The annual workplace WHS survey by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry was released today, the […]

31 Oct 2023

EU-Australia FTA: No Deal

The announcement that further negotiations have failed to reach agreement on a proposed Australia-European Union Free Trade Agreement after five years is disappointing, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry said today. “We agree with the Australian government that the required standard for a successful trade agreement has not been reached,” ACCI chief executive officer […]

30 Oct 2023