Media releases


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Statement on youth jobs PaTH

“We welcome today’s launch of Youth Jobs PaTH, an important practical initiative to help address youth unemployment,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Going from study to work has...

Statement on company tax negotiations

“We welcome this historic step towards rebooting Australia’s international competitiveness and prosperity,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said following Finance Minister Mathias Cormann’s announcement in the Senate this afternoon....

No place for modern slavery

The Business Council’s president, Grant King, and chief executive, Jennifer Westacott, have urged a comprehensive approach to combating modern slavery. “We strongly believe that Australia needs a comprehensive approach, including...

Business leaders fight for Australian prosperity

More than 70 chief executives representing the nation’s biggest employers are meeting with government and opposition this week to discuss priorities for a more competitive economy and strategies to lift...

Proposed "effects test" puts pressure on household bills

“The Turnbull government seems intent on putting pressure on the household bills of every Australian,” Business Council president Grant King said as parliament prepares to debate the Competition and Consumer...