The True Value of Humanities
4 November 2016
Jennifer Westacott on how humanities can play a fundamental role in the prosperity agenda.
Business Council Welcomes Release of the R&D Tax Incentive Review
28 September 2016
The Business Council welcomes the release of the R&D Tax Incentive Review for comment, and stresses the importance of continuing to back research and development.
Purposeful Business, Purposeful Country
24 September 2016
We have an expression we use constantly at the Business Council: “Doing nothing doesn’t mean nothing will happen”.
On the Need for a Solution Mindset by Catherine Livingstone
27 August 2016
This speech was given by Business Council President Catherine Livingstone at the Graduate Management Association 40th Anniversary, 27 August 2016.
Australia Has To Compete In The Race For Foreign Investment
28 June 2016
Global uncertainty in the wake of Brexit reinforces the imperative for consistent policies to ensure Australia is a competitive destination for foreign investments.
Crawford Leadership Forum Opening Remarks by Jennifer Westacott
20 June 2016
Jennifer Westacott gave some opening remarks at the plenary session of the Crawford Australian Leadership Forum on empowered consumers.
Jennifer Westacott's address to the Roads and Maritime Services Leadership Forum
10 May 2016
Jennifer Westacott's address covered the importance of leadership, innovation and future trends for infrastructure.
Supply Nation's Connect 2016 Keynote Speech by Jennifer Westacott
2 May 2016
Jennifer Westacott speaks about innovation in the face of major technological disruption, and the implications for supplier relationships, entrepreneurship and enterprise creation.
Where To Now on Section 46?
21 March 2016
The changes to Section 46 pose a major problem for the growth of our economy and add a new regulatory risk that will make the decision to innovate less attractive.
AFR Workforce and Productivity Summit Speech by Catherine Livingstone
8 December 2015
BCA President Catherine Livingstone talks about how businesses can foster innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.
Agenda is an Opportunity for Australia to Realise our Potential
8 December 2015
The government's National Innovation and Science Agenda is an opportunity to imagine our own future and realise our enormous potential as a nation.
Response to National Innovation and Science Agenda
7 December 2015
The National Innovation and Science Agenda highlights the critical importance of innovation in growing the Australian economy.
Bipartisan Approach to Innovation Policy Needed
4 December 2015
Both sides of politics should agree on some fundamentals to drive innovation in Australia.
Statement on the Inquiry into Australia's Innovation System
4 December 2015
The report from the Senate Inquiry into Australia's Innovation System reinforces the crucial role of innovation.
Job Creation in the Age of Disruption: Article by Jennifer Westacott
14 August 2015
No matter which side of the debate we’re on, if we are looking to go back and settle old scores or use old mindsets in this discussion, we will fail.
National Press Club Address by Catherine Livingstone: Q&A Transcript
29 April 2015
A transcript of the Q & A section of Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone’s National Press Club Address on 29 April 2015.
Digital Disruption: Article by Catherine Livingstone
30 April 2015
Given the disruption of a hyper-connected world, many of our policy settings are simply not fit for purpose.
National Press Club Address by Catherine Livingstone
29 April 2015
BCA President Catherine Livingstone delivers a speech at the National Press Club in Canberra.
Higher Education: Article by Catherine Livingstone
16 March 2015
When they are leading, the impact universities can have is nothing less than intergenerational transformation.
Industry Growth Centres Are Key to Our Competitiveness
17 February 2015
Industry Growth Centres are one way that Australia will build competitiveness in the face of major global forces of change.
Collaboration and Innovation: Creating the Jobs of the Future
5 November 2014
President Catherine Livingstone discusses the BCA's work on how Australia can deliver the next decade of economic growth.
Innovation and Research the Keys to Future Jobs and Growth
29 October 2014
The BCA welcomes the opportunity to explore the effectiveness of Australia's research effort in creating jobs and economic growth.
Agenda to Realise Australia’s Potential
14 October 2014
The Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda is a cohesive strategy for restoring Australia’s competitiveness and delivering the jobs of the future.
Building Australia’s Innovation System: Article in The Australian
4 October 2014
Innovation is the key to improving productivity and the only way to keep us competitive, create jobs and improve living standards.
STEM Strategy Would Help Drive Innovation
2 September 2014
The Chief Scientist's strategy reinforces that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills are crucial in the modern economy.
Speech on Innovation by Jennifer Westacott to the ANZSOG 2014 Conference
6 August 2014
Why innovation is an imperative for both the private and public sectors, and nine insights on creating an innovation culture.
Actions Needed to Build Australia’s Comparative Advantages
28 July 2014
Policy needs to address the needs of each sector to maximise competitiveness, jobs and prosperity.
Article on Innovation by Ian Chubb and Jennifer Westacott in the AFR
26 August 2013
Australia needs to focus on areas of comparative advantage, particularly its people and their capacity to innovate.
Speech by Jennifer Westacott to the UA Higher Education Conference 2013
28 February 2013
Why innovation and collaboration, and education, skills and workplaces, are things that Australia has to get right.
Restoring a High-Performing Public Service: Speech by BCA CEO Jennifer Westacott to the IPAA 2012 International Congress
20 September 2012
Speech by BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott to the IPAA 2012 International Congress in Melbourne.
Lifting Productivity the Key to Supporting Jobs Growth
6 October 2011
The Business Council of Australia welcomes the renewed focus on initiatives to support jobs growth at the Future Jobs Forum in Canberra.
How We Can Use Technology to Improve Productivity
11 December 2009
When it comes to skills we need to think broadly and remember the importance of effective use of ICT by our businesses, governments and households.
Cutler Review Smartens up the Support for Innovation
10 September 2008
The BCA has welcomed the key elements of ‘venturousaustralia’, the report of the expert panel led by Dr Terry Cutler which was released yesterday.
Innovative Ideas Needed to Boost Business
21 July 2008
If Australia is to keep up with the world then businesses and research groups must work together, writes Hutch Ranck in The Courier-Mail.
BCA Response to ALP ‘Researchers in Business’ Proposal
21 November 2007
The BCA has emphasised increasing the linkages between research and business, especially when research is at an early stage, in order to maximise the opportunity to better utilise new ideas.
A Commodity Just Too Valuable to Miss the Export Boat
3 August 2007
Australia’s prosperity depends on providing services to the world, writes IBM’s Glen Boreham.
Industry Statement a Smart Step in Winning the Innovation Race
1 May 2007
The Business Council of Australia today welcomed the emphasis on innovation and lifting the capabilities of all businesses in the federal government’s Industry Statement.
Collaborate to Compete
30 November 2006
Steve Vamos explains why Australia must recognise and elevate innovation to a national priority.
A New Approach to Innovation Depends on Much Stronger Collaboration
22 November 2006
Innovation capabilities will help Australia maximise the contribution of its people to economic and social progress and prosperity, writes Steve Vamos.
Blueprint for Australia to Become the Innovative Country
22 November 2006
A national innovation framework will help Australia meet the economic challenges of the 21st century.
Innovate or Detonate: Let's Talk Turkey
17 November 2006
R&D OK, but There’s Much More to Do in an Innovative Aussie Way
3 July 2006
The ability of Australian businesses to innovate will be crucial to the country's future capacity to compete and prosper.
R&D's Place in Innovation
21 April 2006
Business has a pragmatic view that genuine innovation must result in something that is delivered to and is utilised and valued by businesses, public organisations or consumers, or all three.
Smarten up Our Act on Innovation
16 March 2006
Australia needs a new national debate on innovation policy, and not just because of the potential gains innovation can contribute to growth and productivity when the nation’s productivity levels are lagging.
New Focus Needed on Business Innovation
13 March 2006
Many Australian innovation achievements go unrecognised because the fundamental concept of innovation is misunderstood.
Getting the Measure of Unis’ Output
20 February 2006
Research impact is measurable, despite what critics say, and we must include impact measures as well as quality, and recognise that one cannot exist without the other.
Wider Debate Needed on Business Innovation
13 December 2004
Business innovation is the result of a range of commercial and business strategies and not just R&D spend, a survey of BCA Members has found.
From Mind to Market: Increasing the Effectiveness of Commercialisation Outcomes
28 September 2004
Address by Business Council of Australia President Hugh Morgan to the Business–Higher Education Round Table IP Management and Knowledge Transfer Symposium.
New Model for Best Practice Commercialisation Policy
9 August 2004
The Business Council of Australia and the Australian Vice-Chancellors Committee have released a study on building better systems to take university R&D to the market, drawing on local and international best practice to create the model.
Scenarios for Australia’s Next 20 Years
15 March 2004
The Business Council of Australia has launched the results of a major scenario project, drawing upon the expertise and views of leading thinkers as well as young people to examine key challenges and opportunities for Australia over the next 20 years.
Australia Set to Capitalise on E-Business Opportunities
19 February 2001
A national e-business forum today called for Australia to capitalise quickly on e-business opportunities and ensure the benefits are widely shared.
Major Step Forward but More Needed: Business Council of Australia
29 January 2001
The Business Council of Australia today applauded the federal government’s innovation statement as a major step forward. It is a very closely targeted and integrated series of initiatives.
Final Report of the National Innovation Summit Implementation Group
4 September 2000
The Business Council of Australia today welcomed the release of the Final Report of the National Innovation Summit Implementation Group.
BCA Welcomes Australian Research Council Report
8 June 2000
The Business Council of Australia today welcomed the release of the Australian Research Council’s report Investing in Our Future.
Catherine Livingstone's National Press Club Address
29 April 2015
Business Council of Australia President Catherine Livingstone delivers a speech at the National Press Club in Canberra.