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Coalition of business groups calls for decisive action to rescue Australia's ailing apprenticeship system

Australia’s peak business organisations have united to call on governments to take urgent action to avert an imminent crisis in our apprenticeship system, one that risks leaving young people without pathways to work and many businesses unable to access the...

The numbers stack up, now let's get moving on infrastructure

“Infrastructure Australia has released a roadmap for addressing our nationally significant infrastructure challenges that must be fully grasped by governments and the private sector,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today following the release last week of Infrastructure Australia's...

National Accounts underscore threat to Australia from Trump tax plan

“These figures reveal growth is patchy across the economy and underscore the risks if Australia fails to respond to our international competitors’ moves to cut company tax,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said following the release of the December...

Business Council welcomes Fair Work amendment bills

“We welcome the Fair Work Amendment Bills introduced into Parliament today,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said. “The Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 makes common sense changes, including repealing the unwieldy...

Business Council welcomes activation of new trade agreement

“When an agreement has the potential to add $1 trillion to the world economy, it’s worth pausing to welcome its entry into force,” Business Council chief executive Jennifer Westacott said today. “The World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement has that...

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