In this speech to the Australian Davos Connection–Business Council of Australia Summit, ‘Investment and Innovation: Australia’s Future’, the Chairman of the BCA Sustainable Growth Task Force, Rod Pearse, argues that a national infrastructure reform agenda is critical to ensuring impediments to growth are removed.
In his address, titled ‘How Do We Recapture the Longer-Term View of Infrastructure?’, Rod Pearse argues that for this to occur:
- business cannot stand by and watch the debate be sidetracked
- regular audits of Australia’s key infrastructure are needed
- the benefits need to continue to be experienced by business, the community and governments across Australia.
He says that a national integrated infrastructure reform agenda, which the BCA has consistently advocated, is the most workable solution and should be embraced by all levels of government.