What policy reform would you like to see happen with the new state government?
Written on the 16 November 2016 by Jael Napper
Trading Hours, Payroll Tax and Infrastructure are the three priorities of advocacy established by the CCIWA.
They'd like to see a state infrastructure (20 year plan) strategy developed, an engaging public private partnership, an unsolicited bids framework, and the abolishment of the Future Fund (we'll explain later).
In a meeting of the regional chambers of WA with CCIWA's CEO Deidre Wilmott and Director of Policy Dale Leggett, the regions debated the differing perspectives on how we might be affected by their key advocacy points.
Their campaign called "Set Shopping Free" says, "Changes to trading hours in WA over the past decade still haven't addressed archaic restrictions on Sunday trading hours. This continues to particularly disadvantage working mothers who would no doubt relish the flexibility that extra shopping hours on the weekend would give them."
But to the local IGA could trading hours reform fall into the favour of the duopoly of Coles and Woolworths and decimate the independents?
And the issue of infrastructure remains hamstrung by the government needing to maintain revenue to pay for such infrastructure, without building on a revenue stream (i.e. taxes) how could this happen?
So the question from the Broome Chamber is, what should the priority pillars of government be to directly benefit your business?
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