2009 Opinion Articles

How We Can Use Technology to Improve Productivity

www.nationaltimes.com.auBy Katie Lahey Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia Treasury Secretary Ken Henry has identified the information and communication technologies (ICT) revolution as one of the four long-term forces affecting...

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Stronger Plans Are Needed to Ensure Gender Parity

The Australian Financial Review By Katie Lahey Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia Workplace Relations Minister Julia Gillard has sounded a clear warning to the male dominated boardrooms and executive...

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APEC Should Heed Signs of the Changing Times

The Age By John W.H. Denton Chairman, BCA Global Engagement Task Force Member of Australia’s APEC Business Advisory Council Partly as a consequence of the global financial crisis, we have...

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Time to End Haphazard Approach to the Basics

The Australian Financial Review By Rod Pearse OAM  Chairman, BCA Sustainable Growth Task Force If good infrastructure is the groundwork for economic growth, Australia’s recent economic growth has been built on shaky...

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That’s No Way to Treat Patients

The Australian By Katie Lahey Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia On September 23, The Australian ran three seemingly unconnected stories. The first reported ophthalmologists’ reaction to the government’s intention...

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Real Trade Reform Begins After Doha

The Australian Financial Review  By John W.H. Denton Chairman, BCA Global Engagement Task Force Trade liberalisation is the missing piece of the global policy response to the financial crisis and...

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G20 the Right Body for Economic Leadership

The Age By John W.H. Denton Chairman, BCA Global Engagement Task Force In Pittsburgh at the end of last week, world leaders decided to make the G20 the primary global economic forum....

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Keeping Tabs on Infrastructure Effort

The Australian Financial Review By Rod Pearse Chairman BCA Sustainable Growth Task Force The Business Council of Australia identified the problems with our economic infrastructure four years ago. That report...

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