2005 Opinion Articles

Tax System Reforms Will Help Growth

By Richard Humphry Chairman, Business Reform Task Force Business Council of Australia Australia’s record growth and prosperity are undisputed. The question is, is it sustainable? Reforms begun in the 1980s...

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We Can Avert a Crisis and Seize Opportunities

By Rod Pearse Chief Executive, Boral Chairman, BCA Sustainable Growth Task Force MUCH has been said recently about how Australia can lock in its economic success. The country's outstanding economic performance...

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Standing Still Not an Option

By Michael Chaney Chief Executive, Wesfarmers Vice President, Business Council of Australia IT is easy to take for granted the prosperity that Australia has enjoyed for more than a decade and...

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Reform Still a Work in Progress

By Michael Chaney Chief Executive, Wesfarmers Vice President, Business Council of Australia IT is a given that any proposed changes to Australia's workplace relations laws will provoke a strong and...

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Australia Must Run Harder Than its Competitors

By Hugh Morgan President Business Council of Australia THERE'S a real urgency in economic reform. Through tax payments, jobs created and goods and services provided, corporate Australia has made a...

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Red Tape on a Roll and it Must Stop

The Age By Katie Lahey Chief Executive Business Council of Australia  Business concern over red tape is a perennial issue – a bit like farmers complaining about the weather. But...

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Time Runs Out on Doha Trade Round

By John W.H. Denton Partner and Chief Executive, Corrs Chambers Westgarth Chairman, BCA Trade and International Relations Task Force As residents of a small, open economy that is not a...

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