2014 Media Releases

Statement on G20 Leaders Communique

"The G20 meeting has reset the international growth agenda with sensible policies that can be applied both collectively and within individual nations," BCA Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. "The agenda...

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Australia’s Energy Advantages: Priority Energy Reforms

On 10 November 2014 the Business Council of Australia launched a report titled Australia’s Energy Advantages, which presents a set of 27 practical actions across five areas that governments should implement...

The RET is Broken and Needs to be Fixed

“Keeping the Renewable Energy Target (RET) unchanged will lock in the problems of the RET and add costs to consumers,” Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. “It...

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Australia Needs a New Wave of Energy Reform

“Australia’s opportunity to become a global energy superpower is at risk because of increased competition from lower-cost countries and a domestic energy market not fit for purpose for the 21st...

Statement on Emissions Reduction Fund Amendments

“Tonight’s announcement by the government of amendments to the Emissions Reduction Fund following discussions with Senator Xenophon and Mr Palmer will help improve the operation and attractiveness of the fund...

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Innovation and Research the Keys to Future Jobs and Growth

“The government’s discussion paper Boosting the Commercial Returns from Research is a welcome opportunity to explore the effectiveness of Australia’s research effort in stimulating economic growth and creating the jobs...

Improve Regulator Performance to Lift Growth and Jobs

“The government’s Regulator Performance Framework will create a stronger alignment between regulator conduct and national goals to grow the economy, according to Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott....

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Second Repeal Day Keeps Up the Good Work

"The government's second Repeal Day continues to make significant inroads into the backlog of unnecessary regulation in Australia," Business Council of Australia Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott said. "The government has...

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