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More flexible paid parental leave a win-win

New research from KPMG shows a more flexible paid parental leave scheme could help close the workforce participation gap and grow the economy, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “KPMG’s work shows that a more flexible paid parental leave...

How Team Australia can succeed in Asia

  COVID-19 pandemic and complexity in Australia-China relations provides rationale for greater economic engagement with Asia Diversifying our trade partnerships is now an economic and geostrategic necessity and priority should be given to building stronger business connectivity with Japan, Indonesia,...

Time to lock in a sustainable recovery

As JobKeeper ends, businesses across the economy and of all sizes will need to take the lead when it comes to new job creation, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “JobKeeper has been a lifeline, saving tens of thousands...

Missed opportunity in the Senate for Australian workers

Today the Senate missed an opportunity to save the enterprise bargaining system in a betrayal of Australian workers, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

Time to lock in our gains

Today’s unemployment numbers show that Australia is bouncing back but we must act now to lock in the gains, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Australians are getting back to work thanks to our incredible efforts to manage the...

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