Chamber Advocacy: Chief Minister Andrew Barr & Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

Chamber board meeting with Chief Minister

The board met last week (27 May) with ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr to discuss the current business environment and ensure that local businesses are given as much support as possible to survive, quickly resume trading and operate sustainably for the longer term. Discussion included easing of restrictions, support for the tourism and international education sectors, the future role of National Cabinet and proposed reforms to the Vocational Education and Training sector. At his suggestion, we will be meeting with the Chief Minister every few weeks in future.

Political Roundtable: Senator the Hon Zed Seselja

At yesterday’s (2 June) Roundtable with Senator Seselja (Assistant Minister for Finance & Charities), discussion focussed on the Federal Government’s plans for Canberra in the post-COVID recovery phase. Topics included the future of JobKeeper, Australia-NZ travel links, support for the tourism industry, industrial relations reform, and assistance to the housing, building and construction sectors.

Our business roundtables provide a unique opportunity for our Corporate and Principal Members to speak directly with key government ministers.