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NewsIllawarra Business Chamber regularly provides statements and the views of the regional business community on important policy issues. Recent statements are listed below.


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Boxing Day win a fair go for Wollongong
03 March 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) has described the New South Wales Government’s election promise to allow all NSW businesses, including Wollongong businesses, the option to trade on Boxing Day as a win for business and the community.
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beyondblue, WorkCover NSW and the Illawarra Business Chamber join forces to create mentally healthy
27 February 2015
beyondblue, WorkCover NSW and the Illawarra Business Chamber have joined forces to help businesses take the first step to improve workplace mental health at a breakfast on 3rd March.
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Illawarra Business Chamber wants more young women to earn and learn with an apprenticeship
27 February 2015
The NSW Business Chamber, the state’s peak business organisation, has released a major report on the effectiveness of secondary schooling in New South Wales and called for bi-partisan commitment to wide-ranging reforms to post-Year 10 education and training.
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Labor’s ‘Infrastructure’ plan is an attack on small business
27 February 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) says NSW Labor’s $10 billion infrastructure funding plan is an attack on small business that will make local businesses less competitive, hinder economic growth and cost jobs.
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Help us build the Illawarra’s entrepreneurial culture and win some great prizes!
27 February 2015
Help us build the Illawarra’s entrepreneurial culture and win some great prizes.
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Port Kembla part of the answer to deliver on boost to NSW visitor economy
11 February 2015
The Port of Port Kembla, located in the Illawarra region, is in a unique position to offer the answer to state’s cruise industry growth constraints.
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Momentum Energy hosts Business before Hours
09 February 2015
The latest IBC Business Conditions survey showed that 46% of businesses reported that their operating costs went up in the December 2014 quarter with power and energy costs (especially electricity) having the highest impact on businesses.
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Illawarra businesses optimistic about the NSW economy but ominous signs dampen positivity
09 February 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber’s (IBC) NSW Business Conditions Survey of businesses across the Illawarra region shows improved business conditions for the December 2014 quarter for a range of key indicators such as profitability, sales revenue and staff numbers.
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Small business report a good first step but more can be done to reduce red tape burden
09 February 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber says the Board of Taxation’s report on its Review of Tax Impediments Facing Small Business is a good first step, but more can be done to reduce the regulatory burden on small business.
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Is the Illawarra Marginal?
23 January 2015
The Illawarra region has taken centre stage on the 2015 NSW Election Campaign trail.
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