2012 Opinion Articles

Productivity Lift Overdue

The Australian Financial Review 28 June 2012 By Jennifer Westacott Chief Executive, Business Council of Australia After two decades of remarkable economic growth fuelled by fundamental reforms from successive governments,...

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Asia Pacific Has to Be in Focus

The Age 19 June 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia If Australian businesses are to create wealth and generate new jobs now and in the future, then...

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Capital Investments Will Grow Our Economy

Herald Sun 8 June 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia If Australia is able to deliver on an unprecedented $921 billion pipeline of major capital investment projects,...

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Change of Policy Must Benefit All Businesses

The Daily Telegraph 27 March 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia The current debate in Canberra about which sector of Australian business, large or small, most needs...

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Tough Decisions Pay off in the Long Term

Herald Sun 15 February 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia Victorians are understandably concerned at growing job losses, particularly those workers and families directly affected. Adding to...

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Aboriginal Jobs Push Here to Stay

The Australian Financial Review 8 February 2012 By Tony Shepherd President, Business Council of Australia Creative initiatives by Australia’s largest businesses are having an increasingly significant impact in supporting Indigenous...

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Tough Talk Needed to Plan Equal Future for All

Herald Sun By Jennifer WestacottChief Executive, Business Council of Australia This time of year can be joyous, but for many families it is also stressful and reinforces how stark the...