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Big and small business combine forces

The country’s biggest and smallest businesses are joining forces to advance sensible economic reform to drive a new wave of prosperity for Australians. The Business Council of Australia and the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA) will today sign a...

Momentum builds towards modern slavery act

“We welcome the Turnbull government’s announcement that it will pursue a Modern Slavery Act, an initiative that we have vocally supported,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “Greater global trade has boosted Australians’ living standards, but it also increases...

Business Council welcomes a collaborative approach to industrial relations

“We are heartened by Brendan O’Connor’s acknowledgment that the discussion around improving Australia’s workplace relations system must involve all voices,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The Shadow Minister is right that all parties must come together to...

Facts matter in tax reform debate

“Politicians can have differing opinions in the company tax debate, but they shouldn’t mislead the public about the facts,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten today repeated his patently untrue claim that company tax...

Business Council welcomes AUKMIN statement embracing trade and co-operation

“The strong commitment from both Australian and United Kingdom today to the principles of trade and co-operation, along with the acknowledgment that this is our prime avenue to prosperity, is welcome” said Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott in response...

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