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Time to lock in a sustainable recovery

Australia is on the right path to recovery but we will need to lock-in this positive result with permanent changes to boost business investment and job creation in long term, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said.

National Cabinet can use vaccine roll-out to unlock Australia

A plan to ease restrictions tied to the vaccine roll-out will help Australia avoid another $170 billion economic hit, according to the Business Council’s report Shifting gear: three steps to safely, quickly and permanently reopen Australia in 2021. The report,...

A step closer to new jobs and higher wages

Australians are one step away from having a modern workplace relations system that will deliver more jobs and higher wages, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The Senate now has the opportunity to pass practical and workable changes that...

Increase welcome but system reform necessary

Today’s welcome increase in JobSeeker support is important but it needs to go hand-in-hand with urgent reform to better support unemployed people to find meaningful jobs, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “It’s crucial that we return to proper...

Workers on enterprise agreements get paid more

New Business Council research shows that workplace reforms are critical to ensuring we recover from the pandemic with good jobs and higher wages, Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. Releasing the State of enterprise bargaining in Australia report, Ms...

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