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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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2015 Momentum Energy Illawarra Business Awards Launch
29 June 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber is pleased to announce that the 2015 Momentum Energy Illawarra Business Awards will be launched on 29 June.
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Illawarra infrastructure investments receive funding in State Budget but acceleration of funding nee
23 June 2015
The State Budget shows the Baird Government is getting on with the job it was elected to do by the electorate in March, but we still need to see more progress with respect to Illawarra infrastructure investments.
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Illawarra SMEs to benefit from reduced tariffs on China exports
18 June 2015
Small and medium-sized Illawarra businesses are set to benefit from reduced tariffs on exports to China following the official signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA).
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Poles and wires lease to kick-start economic growth across NSW
04 June 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) says the historic passing of legislation in the NSW Parliament to allow the partial lease of the publicly-owned electricity network will kick-start economic growth and attract investment to the Illawarra region.
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Lower NSW electricity network prices will ease cost pressures on business
29 May 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) says the Australian Energy Regulator’s (AER) decision not to change its final determination on electricity network prices in New South Wales will ease cost pressures on business and ensure energy providers are operating the networks as efficiently as possible.
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New apprenticeships data confirms need for wide-ranging reform of post-year 10 education
29 May 2015
The Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) says new data released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) showing a 26 per cent fall in the number of New South Wales school-leavers starting apprenticeships confirms the need for a wide-ranging review of the State’s post-year 10 education and training system.

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Business survey finds that skills shortages and poor connectivity to Sydney holding back the Illawar
28 May 2015
Illawarra businesses’ top policy priority is skills & training, followed by reducing local unemployment, according to the Illawarra Business Chamber’s 2015 Policy Survey of 132 Illawarra businesses.
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Anticipated economic slowdown hits Illawarra businesses
29 April 2015
Illawarra businesses’ views of the performance of the State’s economy, although still positive, have fallen and they are now in line with the rest of the State, the Chamber’s March 2015 Business Conditions Survey of 126 Illawarra businesses shows.
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IBC congratulates the GPT Group on their multi award winning Wollongong Central
15 April 2015
Debra Murphy, Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) CEO, congratulates the GPT Group on winning two international Architizer A+ Awards.
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IBC congratulates Gareth Ward on appointment as Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South
01 April 2015
Debra Murphy, Illawarra Business Chamber (IBC) CEO, congratulates Gareth Ward on his appointment to the new role of Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra and South Coast.
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