2006 Opinion Articles

COAG Needs Well-Defined Process for Key Reforms

The Australian Financial Review By Hugh Morgan President Business Council of Australia The recent Council of Australian Governments meeting of political leaders vindicated growing calls for a new round of...

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The Reform Journey Has Only Just Begun

By Richard Humphry Chairman, BCA Business Reform Task Force Former Managing Director, Australian Stock Exchange If there is one thing my years at the hub of Australia's capital markets taught...

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Threshold Adjustment Only a Beginning

By Hugh Morgan  President Business Council of Australia  It is a matter of fact in the modern world that governments compete aggressively to provide healthy competitive environments for economic growth and...

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Attack on Integrity Lacks Moral Standing

By Hugh Morgan President Business Council of Australia There is more than a hint of hypocrisy in the calls of state governments to remove the long-standing right of corporations to...

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Water Scarcity Is a Myth

The Australian Financial Review By Rod Pearse Chairman CEO & Managing Director Boral Limited It's imperative to revive water reform, argues Rod Pearse. Australia, the driest inhabited continent on Earth,...

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COAG Must Stay Focused on Its Agenda

The Australian Financial Review By Michael Chaney President Business Council of Australia Continuing reform should be a key objective, writes Michael Chaney. The rise in interest rates highlights how Australia...

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R&D's Place in Innovation

The Australian Financial Review By Steve Vamos Chairman Managing Director Microsoft Australia The Business Council of Australia recently called for a new national debate on the importance and the nature...

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Red-Tape Removal Gets Green Light

The Australian Financial ReviewBy Katie LaheyChief ExecutiveBusiness Council of AustraliaThe Business Council of Australia applauds the federal government's decision last week to accept most of the recommendations in the Banks...

Focus on Big Picture

The Age By Katie Lahey Chief Executive Business Council of Australia Interest rates may bite, but long-term prosperity should be the key goal, writes Katie Lahey. The latest move by the...

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