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James Pearson

James held senior roles in the public and private sectors before being appointed as chief executive of CCI in 2008. As a diplomat and government trade negotiator, project advisor and policy director he represented the Australian government in Africa, the Pacific and China and helped Australian companies win markets overseas and develop projects at home and abroad. James represented the petroleum industry in WA and the Northern Territory; led the industry's national productivity improvement program; and was responsible for advocacy, workforce communications and corporate social responsibility for a global oil and gas corporation in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. James has an MBA from Victoria's Deakin University and an Honours Degree in Science from the University of Western Australia.

Planned IR shift trouble for employers

Business would be the loser under changes proposed to IR laws.

Common ground key to IR harmony

With many in business believing the Fair Work Act has given unions too much bargaining power, the CCI has come up with an industrial relations plan of its own.

Federalism, tax top CCI election agenda

Reducing the complexity of Australia’s tax system is a key area of reform for the next federal government.

Now or never for daylight saving in WA

Much of the business community supports the retention of daylight saving.

Fair Work plans don’t work for business

Proposed IR changes will have a major effect on businesses across the nation

Political leaders must recognise the potential for growth

The wealth in human and material capital can bring a prosperous future for WA, according to James Pearson, if we choose to embrace the opportunities.

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Planned IR shift trouble for employers

Business would be the loser under changes proposed to IR laws.