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As NSW’s leading business organisation, Sydney Business Chamber frequently provides statements and the views of the business community on important policy issues. 

Sydney Business Chamber maintains a record of statements made by the Chamber on behalf of the Sydney business community.


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Committee a step to breaking down silos
28 August 2014
Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe has welcomed the establishment of a new committee, responsible for the development of Sydney Harbour and foreshore land, chaired by the newly appointed Les Wielinga.

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New luxury hotel bolsters business confidence
26 August 2014
The Sydney Business Chamber says today’s announcement by the NSW Government that Accor will operate the luxury five star hotel in Sydney’s International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct at Darling Harbour is proof that confidence has returned in the tourism and hospitality sector.
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Reduction in airport access fee, good news for business
20 August 2014
Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia Forsythe has welcomed the State Government’s decision to introduce a new weekly cap on the Kingsford Smith Airport (KSA) station access fee.

From 1 September, Opal customers who travel to the airport more than once in a week will have a $21 weekly cap on the station access fee.
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An important step towards Badgerys Creek Airport
18 August 2014
The Western Sydney Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, David Borger, said the Federal Government’s issue of a Notice to Consult to Sydney Airport Group shows the Government is getting on with the job of delivering Sydney’s second airport.

“By issuing this Notice to Sydney Airport, the Government has taken a significant step towards building an airport for Western Sydney and has demonstrated its commitment to deliver the airport within a decade.
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Business voting a win for the city
12 August 2014
Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber, says news that businesses will be automatically enrolled to vote in the 2016 City of Sydney council elections is a win for business advocacy.

“This has been an issue that has angered the business community for decades and it is good news for business owners across the city,” Mrs Forsythe said.

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Business, universities and research institutions unite to ensure Australia’s future as the clever co
17 July 2014
How to better connect researchers and business people is the central plank of a new report by the Sydney Business Chamber, launched today in Sydney.

The Industry-Research Collaboration report, co-authored by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), provides practical recommendations to arrest Australia’s declining rate of productivity growth by better harnessing Australia’s considerable research expertise, and the $30 billion spend on R&D annually.

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Sibos conference a great win for Sydney
15 July 2014
The Sydney Business Chamber has congratulated the NSW Government and Business Events Sydney for securing the Sibos Conference in 2018.

“Sibos is the premier conference in the world for the financial services industry and will be a great boost for the local economy, injecting around $50 million,” said Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber.
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Sydney Business Chamber responds to the State Budget
17 June 2014
The Sydney Business Chamber has applauded the NSW Government for its massive investment in new transport and infrastructure projects that will enable Sydney to improve business efficiency.
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Bold vision for Sydney’s future
11 June 2014
The Sydney Business Chamber says the commitment of Premier Mike Baird to turn the proceeds from the proposed sale of "electricity poles and wires‟ into transport infrastructure is a visionary step for our city.
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Statement on Sydney Airport by Patricia Forsythe, Executive Director of the Sydney Business Chamber
03 April 2014
“It’s time to acknowledge that Sydney Airport has embarked on a strong program of continuous improvement across its airport facilities including terminals and the airfield," says Sydney Business Chamber's Executive Director, Patricia Forsythe.


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