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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 Amendment (Misuse of Market Power) Bill. “The proposed ‘effects test’...

Penalty rates ploy puts politics before people

“Labor and the Greens are putting political expediency ahead of good policy by walking away from new jobs, extra hours and fresh opportunities for small business, especially in regional Australia,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today following the...

Break the budget deadlock or suffer the consequences

Australians could face tax increases of more than $5000 per household per year, or savage cuts to vital services like health and education, if the Australian Parliament fails to break its gridlock over Budget savings measures, the Business Council of...

Statement on the rule of law

Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott today addressed comments made by ACTU secretary Sally McManus on the ABC’s 7.30 last night. “These grossly irresponsible comments can have dangerous real-world consequences, signalling to individuals around the country that it’s OK to take the...

Australia needs clear, stable policy to deliver secure, reliable, affordable power

“Our energy system is the cornerstone of our economy, powering our industries, our cities and our homes. And so we must get our energy supply right. But at the moment we’re not,” chief executive Jennifer Westacott said, releasing the Business...

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