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Australia must face monumental productivity challenge

The Productivity Commission’s interim report confirms that the productivity growth that drives real wages is languishing at 60-year lows, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “This challenge is monumental because it is productivity that has overwhelmingly driven better living...

Statement from Business Council President Tim Reed on Jennifer Westacott appointment as WSU Chancellor

I congratulate Jennifer on her appointment as Chancellor of Western Sydney University. This prestigious, honorary appointment is recognition of Jennifer’s incredible leadership on education and the transformation of Western Sydney. This is a win for Western Sydney University which will...

Business share best practice advice on domestic violence

The Business Council looks forward to working with government to implement their plan to include 10 days of domestic and family violence leave in the National Employment Standards, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. "One woman is killed every...

BCA releases checklist of ‘quick wins’ to take the handbrake off growth

As Australia grapples with gathering economic headwinds and a global inflation crisis, the Business Council is today releasing a checklist of practical, achievable and fast reforms to reduce costs and unleash economic growth. “Releasing the handbrakes on growth puts forward...

Australia can meet big challenges ahead

The Treasurer’s economic update paints a stark picture of the big challenges Australia faces but we remain better placed than most other nations, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “This is about more than just numbers on a page,...

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