2016 Opinion Articles

Rejuvenating the Innovation Debate

This opinion article by Tim Reed, chief executive of MYOB and chairman of the Business Council Innovation Task Force, was published by Business Insider on January 18.  When Malcolm Turnbull...

Trump’s tax changes mean we all must knuckle down

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on Wednesday 28 December 2016. When it comes to tumultuous years, 2016 certainly stands out. The essential challenge for...

Here’s A Reality Check: We Have To Pay Our Way

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian on Tuesday 20 December 2016. As if our politicians needed another reality check, the message from the mid-year economic and...

Lower company rate tax key to higher living standards

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Courier-Mail on Tuesday 20 December 2016. Arguments for burdening enterprises with high taxes demand to be challenged. Last week columnist Paul...

Teacher quality key to better schools

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Advertiser on Monday 12 December 2016. The latest figures showing Australian schoolchildren have further slipped down the global education rankings would...

Business Bashers Must Explain The Consequences

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Australian Financial Review on Monday 21 November, 2016. Populist politicians who target business should tell their voters to expect...

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City's Growth At Stake

This opinion article by Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Townsville Bulletin on 4 November. Queenslanders, particularly those from the north of the state, are famous for their “have a...

Easing Companies Burden Lifts The Load For Us All

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott (pictured) was published in The Advertiser on 27 October 2016. Imagine what could be achieved with ... $300m in investment in SA...

Why Our Children Need a Strong ABCC

This opinion article by Business Council Chief Executive Jennifer Westacott was published in The Daily Telegraph on 20 October 2016. The Prime Minister wrote in a column this week that the case...

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