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Half a million job vacancies holding us back

New ABS data underscores the critical worker shortages holding back our economic recovery and punishing customers who want to travel, go out and boost small businesses, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.  “Businesses crying out for almost half a...

Queensland’s budget falls short

Queensland’s budget falls short of the reform task needed to lock in the state’s post COVID recovery and ensure Queenslanders have access to good, secure and well-paid jobs into the future, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “While other...

Reform budget positions NSW for the future

The NSW budget is helping lock in the state’s recovery with sensible reforms that encourage businesses to invest and make the state an even better place to live and work, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott. “NSW is charging ahead...

Childhood education reform good for families, young people and the economy

The NSW and Victorian governments’ agreement on early childhood education is a huge step towards to boosting workforce participation and giving our kids the best start, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “We welcome this nationally significant reform being...

A line in the sand on climate and energy

A global commitment from government to lock in its emissions reduction target and policy should be a line in the sand in Australia’s decades long ‘climate wars,’ Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Australia has a bipartisan net zero...

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