2006 Opinion Articles

Three-Step Plan for a Better Federal System

The Canberra Times By Michael Chaney President Business Council of Australia There is certainly no shortage of views that paint a glass-half-empty view of federal–state relations. Long-standing difficulties and tensions have...

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Doha Deal Crucial to World Economies

The Age John Denton Chairman Partner & Chief Executive Officer Corrs Chambers Westgarth Breaking the Doha Round impasse is the key to reducing poverty and improving the financial health of...

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Business Plan to Relieve Red Tape Burden

The Advertiser By Katie Lahey Chief Executive Business Council of Australia The debate over the parlous state of federal–state relations, sparked by Treasurer Peter Costello's suggestion that Canberra should take...

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Children of the Contract Revolution

The Age By Rod Pearse Chairman CEO & Managing Director Boral Limited Are governments throwing the business baby out with the bath water through unreliable infrastructure planning and policy, asks...

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Make a Federal Case of It

The Australian By Michael Chaney President Business Council of Australia We don't need radical change to improve the Federation, just better co-operation, warns Michael Chaney Federal Treasurer Peter Costello certainly succeeded...

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Doha Failure a Disservice to All Parties

Australian Financial Review John Denton Chairman Partner & Chief Executive Officer Corrs Chambers Westgarth European businesses have as much at stake in successful Doha trade talks this week as businesses...

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Labor Shows Its Lack of Credibility

The Australian Financial Review By Katie Lahey Chief Executive Business Council of Australia In 2004, business expressed serious concerns with the Labor Party's proposed policy platform to reregulate the labour...

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Is the AGM Dead?

National Accountant By Katie Lahey Chief Executive Business Council of Australia Is the AGM Dead?

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